Fresh from Texas of San Antonio, Texas is voluntarily recalling multiple products containing sliced red apples which are identified below because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, 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.
The product was sold by H-E-B stores in Texas.
Photographs of the recalled product are included below. Only the following products and production lots are affected:
|Product||UPC Code||Best By Date||Packaging|
|H-E-B READY FRESH GO SLICED RED APPLES 22.5 oz||4122018603||03/16 to 04/11||Bagged Item|
|H-E-B READY FRESH GO SLICED RED APPLES WITH CARAMEL DIP 16 OZ||4122079830||03/16 to 04/11||Bagged Item|
|Value Pack Sliced Apples 28 oz.||42797 96149||03/16/2016 to 04/11/2016||Clear Bowl|
|Red & Green Apples Large 17 oz.||41220 87649||03/16/2016 to 04/11/2016||Clear Container|
|Large Sliced Red Apples 17 oz||41220 87646||03/16/2016 to 04/11/2016||Clear Container|
|Fruit Party Tray 45 oz||41220 87997||03/16/2016 to 04/03/2016||Clear Rectangle Container|
|Deluxe Fruit Tray 52 oz||42797 96661||03/16/2016 to 04/03/2016||Clear Round Container|
|Apples & Grapes 10 oz||41220 87666||03/16/2016 to 04/03/2016||Clear Container|
|Fruit & Veg Combo Tray 40oz||42797 96688||03/16/2016 to 04/03/2016||Clear Rectangle Tray|
|H-E-B READY FRESH GO FRESH FRUIT MEDLEY 7 oz.||41220 02402||03/16/2016 to 04/03/2016||Clear Container|
|H-E-B READY FRESH GO CARROTS, APPLES & CELERY WITH RANCH DIP 6.75 oz||41220 54448||03/16/2016 to 04/03/2016||Clear Container with 4 compartments|
|H-E-B READY FRESH GO CARROTS, APPLES WITH SESAME STICKS, & HUMMUS 6oz||41220 02144||03/16/2016 to 04/03/2016||Clear Rectangle Container with 4 compartments|
|H-E-B READY FRESH GO CARROTS, APPLES WITH YOGURT PRETZELS AND RANCH DIP 4.75 oz.||41220 02119||03/16/2016 to 04/03/2016||Clear Rectangle Container with 4 compartments|
|H-E-B READY FRESH GO PINEAPPLE, GRAPES & APPLES WITH BANANA CHIPS 6oz||41220 02138||03/16/2016 to 04/03/2016||Clear Container with 4 compartments|
The recall was the result of internal company testing which indicated the presence of Listeria Monocytogenes in two random samples of the same product. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.