Fresh Pak Inc. Recalls Lot Specific Sliced Apple Products Because of Possible Health Risk
FDA Recall — Firm Press Release
Fresh Pak Inc. of Detroit, MI is announcing a voluntary Lot specific recall of red/green apple slices. Jack Brown Produce, Inc. (supplier) requested Fresh Pak Inc. to perform a recall for the reason that they could have potentially been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals 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.
To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this problem.
The recalled apples slices were distributed in Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin in retail stores and through distributors. A potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company Nyblad Orchards revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a random single sample that was taken from related gala apple products.
We ask retailers to remove this product immediately from your shelves and/or inventory staging areas. After removal, we ask that you destroy this product immediately.
Consumers that are in possession of any of the recalled products are urged to discard or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. For any questions or concern contact Josue Cortez at (313) 841-7911 Mon-Fri 7am-2pm eastern time.