An apple a day doesn’t always keep the doctor away.
And with the Holidays upon us, and food being the centerpiece of most celebrations, this is one you’ll want to take note of.
Two popular supermarkets have issued voluntary recalls on apples, due to possible listeria contamination. Listeria poisoning can make you sick
Aldi recalled apples – Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious and Honeycrisp – sold starting Dec. 13 – sold in Aldi stores in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina and North Carolina.
Kroger recalled apples – lunchbox-size Fuji and Galas and Michigan-grown apples – sold in 5-pound bags starting December 12 – sold in Kroger stores in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Ohio, Virginia, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia.
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. 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.
No illnesses have been reported.
If you purchased the recalled apples under the brand name “Apple Ridge” between the recall dates you are urged to destroy the product and contact Jack Brown Produce, Inc. for a refund. If you have questions, you may contact the company at 616-887-9568.
Source: USA Today