Packaged Sliced Apples Recalled
Fast-food chains and grocery stores across the country might have received packaged sliced apples that are being recalled due to the possibility of listeria contamination, according to USA Today.
Although no illnesses have been reported so far, listeria was found on equipment used to produce apple products from Missa Bay, which is owned by Ready Pac Foods of Swedesboro, N.J.
According to USA Today: “Listeria is a bacteria that causes food poisoning and is especially dangerous to pregnant women. While a pregnant woman may experience mild, flu-like symptoms, the illness caused by listeria can lead to miscarriage, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection in newborns.”
The paper reports that an “outbreak of listeria in cantaloupes last year was linked to 30 deaths and one report of a pregnant woman who had a miscarriage while she was sick.”
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