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Missa Bay, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ready Pac Foods, Inc., of Swedesboro, New Jersey is voluntarily recalling a total of 293,488 cases and 296,224 individually distributed units of fruit, vegetable, and sandwich products containing apples, as listed below, with the Use‐by dates of July 8, 2012 through August 20, 2012 because they contain diced or sliced apples which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious or life‐threatening food borne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches, gastro intestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. The illness primarily impacts pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.

The recalled products were produced and distributed from the Missa Bay, LLC facility to retailers and foodservice operators in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

This recall notification is being issued due to finding Listeria monocytogenes on equipment used by Missa Bay, LLC to produce apple products. Missa Bay, LLC is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with this voluntary recall.

Only the specific products identified in the list below are included in the recall. Retailers and foodservice operators should check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the product is present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories.

Missa Bay, LLC August 10, 2012 Precautionary Voluntary Recall

Product Descripton Use-by-dates UPCode
BK Fresh Apple Slices, 2oz, “Burger King” label On or before August 13 n/a
Snack Pac Apples & Caramel, 4oz, “Hannaford” label On or before August 18 4126817191
Snack Pac Apples, Granola & Yogurt, 4.3oz, “Hannaford” label
 
On or before August 18 4126817195
 
Apple Slices, 1.2oz, “McDonalds” label
(ONLY in the following states: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ , NY, PA, RI , VT) On or before August 19 n/a
On or before August 19 n/a
Diced Apples for Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, 0.92oz, “McDonalds” label (ONLY in the following states: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ , NY, PA, RI , VT) On or before August 19 n/a
Fruit & Walnut Snack, 5.75oz, “McDonalds” label On or before August 20 n/a
Apple Blue Pecan bistro, 4.75oz, “Ready Pac” label On or before August 12 7774529497
Fruit Frenzy, 32oz, “Ready Pac” label On or before August 18 7774523086
Fruit Tray Bien, 32oz, “Ready Pac” label On or before August 18 7774521606
Ready Snax Apples, Cheese with Caramel Dip, 4oz, “Ready Pac” label On or before August 18 7774523896
Ready Snax Apples, Celery, Raisins with Peanut Butter, 4oz, “Ready Pac” label On or before August 18 7774523897
Ready Snax Apples, Granola & Yogurt, 4.3oz, “Ready Pac” label On or before August 18 7774523086
Super Fruit Blend, 6oz, “Ready Pac” label On or before August 17 7774521606
Super Fruit Medley, 10.5oz, “Ready Pac” label On or before August 16 7774523896
Sweet Sunshine Platter, 37oz, “Ready Pac” label On or before August 16 7774523897
Apple, Blue Cheese & Pecan Complete Salad Kit, 8.75oz, “Safeway Farms” label On or before August 18 7774523089
Apple Caramel Dipper, 6.7oz, “Wawa” label On or before August 16 7774523076
Apple Peanut Butter Dipper, 6.5oz, “Wawa” label On or before August 15 7774523746
Apple Slices, 3.5oz, “Wawa” label On or before August 16 7774524204
Baby Carrots, 3oz, “Wawa” label On or before August 16 2113033680
Chicken Salad Snack, 6.7oz, “Wawa” label On or before August 12 2619100394
Chicken Salad Sandwich, 7.8oz, “Wawa” label On or before August 10 2619100268
Fruit & Cheese, 6oz, “Wawa” label On or before August 11 2619102232
 
Protein Power Pack, 7.8oz, “Wawa” label On or before August 11 2619102517
Red Grapes, 3oz, “Wawa” Label On or before August 13 2619102760
Turkey & Cheese Sandwich, 7.7oz, “Wawa” label On or before August 10 2619105670
Apples, Celery, Raisins & Peanut Butter, 4oz, “Wegmans” label On or before August 18 2619102567
Apples, Cheese & Caramel Dip, 4oz, “Wegmans” label On or before August 15 2619102565
Apples, Granola & Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt, 4.3oz, “Wegmans” label On or before August 18 2619102518

 

Instructions for Consumers:

Check your refrigerator for the above listed products with the Use‐By dates July 8, 2012 through August 20, 2012. The location of the Use‐by date and UPCode varies by product.

Instructions to Retailers:

Retailers should check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the product is present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories.