The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that Crunch Pak®, a Cashmere, WA, company, was recalling more than 5,000 cases of Crunch Pak® Apple Slices due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The apple slices subject to recall were shipped to regional distribution centers and sold to retailers. According to the announcement, the recall is being issued nationwide “to assure that consumers who may have purchased the product are properly alerted.” Crunch Pak® Apple Slices being recalled include the following products. (In order to identify the recalled products, both the product description or UPC code AND the Best-if-Used-By-Date must be used. The UPC code and best by date are printed on the back of the packages. Because the UPC code is used for all items in these categories, the UPC code alone will not identify the recalled product.)
- Crunch Pak® Tart Apple Slices 14-ounce bag UPC Code: 732313141209 Best if Used By Date: 11/14/13
- Crunch Pak® Tart Apple Slices 2-ounce bag with Low Fat Caramel Dip Multi pak of 5 UPC Code: 732313091139 Best if Used By Date: 11/14/13
- Crunch Pak® Tart Apple Slices 2-ounce bag Multi pak of 6 UPC Code: 732313121034 Best if Used By Date: 11/14/13
- Crunch Pak® Tart Apple Slices 3-pound bag UPC Code: 732313481206 Best if Used By Date: 11/14/13
- Crunch Pak® Sweet Honeycrisp Apple Slices 12-ounce bag UPC Code: 732313120013 Best if Used By Date: 11/14/13
- Crunch Pak® Blue Raspberry Flavorz Apple Slices 2-ounce bag Multi pak of 5 with Monsters University UPC Code: 732313089969 Best if Used By Date: 11/18/13
According to the FDA announcement, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled products. Product labels can be found on the FDA website.