RECALL: Apple Ridge Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp, and Golden Delicious Apples May Be Contaminated with Listeria
The affected apples were processed and shipped between December 11 and December 16, 2017
Jack Brown Produce has announced a recall affecting Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp, and Golden Delicious apples sold under the Apple Ridge brand name. These apples may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.
Risks of Listeria
Listeria is 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.
The recalled apples were processed and shipped by one of Jack Brown's suppliers, Nyblad Orchards, between December 11 and December 16, 2017. They were distributed to retail stores in Michigan, Georgia, Missouri, Indiana, and Ohio.
The following apples are included in this recall:
- Apple Ridge Honeycrisp apples in two-pound clear plastic bags
- Apple Ridge Gala, Fuji, and Golden Delicious apples in 3-pound clear plastic bags
- Apple Ridge Fuji and Gala apples in 5-pound red-netted mesh bags
- Apple Ridge Gala, Fuji, and Honeycrisp apples that were tray-packed/individually sold
The impacted apples can be identified by the following lot numbers printed on the bag label and/or bag-closure clip:
Fuji: NOI 163, 165, 167, 169, or 174
Honeycrisp: NOI 159, 160, or 173
Golden Delicious: NOI 16
Gala: NOI 164 or 166 on either the product labels and/or bag-closure clip.
To date, no illnesses related to the consumption of these apples have been reported.
What should consumers do?
Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled apples are urged to destroy them and contact Jack Brown Produce at (616) 887-9568 for a full refund.