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Apples recalled for possible listeria contamination

Check your apples! A Michigan company is recalling its apples due to possible listeria contamination.

North Bay Produce Inc. of Traverse City has voluntarily recalled 2,297 cases of apples and two bulk bins.

Listeria can cause serious infections that can sometimes lead to death in young children or people who are elderly, frail or have a weakened immune system. Pregnant women infected by listeria can suffer miscarriages or stillbirths. Listeria can cause high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea in people who are otherwise healthy.

Recalled apple varieties include:

  • McIntosh
  • Honeycrisp
  • Jonathan
  • Fuji
  • Jonamac
  • Red Delicious apples

A list of recalled apples with descriptions, pictures, and shipped locations can be found on the company’s website.

The apples were shipped to Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. They were shipped between Oct. 16 and Oct. 21.

Some of the recalled apples were sold in plastic bags under the brands Great Lakes and North Bay Produce Pure Michigan. They were also sold in unbranded clear plastic bags, white tote bags and were on display trays for individual sale.

No other North Bay Produce products are being recalled. North Bay says they are not aware of any illnesses linked to this recall.

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Leisha S. D'Angelo
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