North Bay Produce Makes Voluntarily Recall of Apples for Possible Listeria
North Bay Produce is makes a voluntarily recall of nearly 2,300 cases of fresh Michigan apples and two bulk bins that were distributed in eight states are part of the recall. The apples are potentially contaminated with the listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Recalled varieties include McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Fuji, Jonamac and Red Delicious apples.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to listeria bacteria can cause serious or fatal infections in children, elderly people and those with compromised immune systems. It also can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. Healthy individuals may experience high fever, severe headaches, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
The apples were sold in plastic bags under these brands:
- Great Lakes North Bay Produce Pure Michigan as well as unbranded in clear plastic tote bags, white paper tote bags, and individually from retailers' display trays.
- The apples were shipped between Oct. 16-21 to wholesalers, retailers and brokers in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.
A full list of the affected apples along with descriptions and photos has been posted at www.northbayproduce.com/recall.