Inspector observations from the investigation into the role of Bidart Bros. in last year’s 12-state outbreak of Listeriosis involving commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples found that the problem could well have originated in the California grower’s apple cooler and packing facility. The observations are found on U.S. Food and Drug
Continue Reading Inspectors Find Listeria at Bidart Bros. Cooling and Packing House

Bidart Brothers has recalled all Gala and Granny Smith apples shipped from its Shafter, CA, packing facility during 2014. This action came Jan. 6 in a letter from the company to its customers, which stated that tests conducted Dec. 23, 2014, on its apple packing production line had confirmed the
Continue Reading Update: Bidart Brothers Recalls 2014 Granny Smith and Gala Apples in U.S. and Canada

The Giant Eagle grocery chain based in Pittsburgh, PA, has recalled its Giant Eagle Apple Pistachio Salad and Apple Pistachio Salad with Chicken because the salads may contain fresh cut Gala red apples currently recalled by Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. To date, Giant
Continue Reading Giant Eagle Recalls Apple Salad Following Recall of Del Monte Apple Products

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (“Del Monte Fresh”) announced Wednesday the voluntary recall of fresh-cut fruit products containing Gala red apples grown in Pennsylvania. The affected products were distributed to a limited number of customers in a few states in the northeast U.S. and are being recalled because these


Continue Reading Del Monte Recalls Fresh-Cut Fruit Products With Gala Red Apples for Potential Listeria Contamination