Industry is recalling Happy Apples brand Caramel Apples from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
The following products, made in the United States (US), are known to have been sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan and may have also been distributed in other provinces and territories. These products may also have been purchased in the US. Two illnesses have been reported in Canada.
This recall was triggered by a recall initiated by the US manufacturer, which may be related to a foodborne illness outbreak. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is working with its federal partners, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Health Canada, and the United States Food and Drug Administration, and is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
Happy Apples – Caramel Apples – all varieties recalled: All best use by dates between August 25 and November 23, 2014. Based on the “best use by date”, it is more likely that these products would be found in consumers’ homes rather than at retail.