Traverse City, MI-based North Bay Produce Monday recalled 2,297 cases and two bulk bins of fresh apples due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Recalled varieties include McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Fuji, Jonamac and Red Delicious apples. They were being sold in eight states.
Recalled apples were sold in plastic bags under the 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 recalled apples were shipped between October 16, 2019, and October 21, 2019, from one North Bay facility to wholesalers, retailers, and brokers in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Apples purchased at retail prior to October 16 are not affected by this recall, and no other North Bay Produce products are affected by this recall. At this time, the company is not aware of any illnesses linked by health officials to this recall. Anyone who has the recalled product in their possession should not consume it. The product should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Others may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
North Bay Produce ceased production and distribution of apples from their facility after a “finished product” test indicated the presence of the organism. It is investigating in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
LIST OF RECALLED APPLES
- McIntosh Great Lakes 3-pound plastic bag, Product of MIUSA, delivered to Michigan and Louisiana between Oct. 19-21 with UPC code 8 13635 01012 8.
- Jonathan Great Lakes 3-pound plastic bag, Product of MI-USA, delivered to Louisiana on Oct. 21 with UPC code 8 13635 01017 3.
- Honeycrisp Great Lakes 3-pound plastic bag, Product of MI, delivered to Louisiana on Oct. 21 with UPC code 8 13635 01018 0.
- Jonamac Great Lakes 3-pound plastic bag, Product of MIUSA, delivered to Wisconsin on Oct. 16 with UPC code 8 13635 01019 7.
- McIntosh North Bay Pure Michigan 3-pound plastic bag, Product of MI-USA, delivered in Michigan on Oct. 21 with UPC code 8 13635 01012 8.
- Honeycrisp North Bay Pure Michigan 2-pound plastic bag, Product of MI-USA, delivered in Michigan on Oct. 19 with UPC code 8 13635 01130 9.
- Honeycrisp quarter peck paper tote bag, Product of MIUSA, delivered in Michigan on Oct. 19 with item number 700116.
- Fuji half peck plastic tote bags, Product of MI-USA, delivered to All Thyme Fresh Market stores on Oct. 18 with PLU number 4195.
- Jonathan bulk 600-pound corrugated bins, Product of MI-USA, delivered in Michigan on Oct. 16.
- McIntosh distributed in trays, Product of MI-USA, not sold in retail, delivered on Oct. 19 and 21 with PLU number 4019.
- Red Delicious distributed in trays; sold individually for retail sale, Product of MI-USA, delivered to North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Food Distribution Division – Butner, in Creedmoor, N.C., and Feeding South Florida Pembroke Park, Fla., on Oct. 21 with PLU numbers 4168 and 4167.
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