by in Food Borne Illnesses, Listeria

On April 5, the apple producer Fresh from Texas issued a voluntary recall for multiple products that contain sliced red apples. Internal company testing revealed that these apples may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. After the positive test, production was promptly stopped. The recalled apples were sold to HEB and distributed to retail locations across the state of Texas. Recalled products were packaged in bags or clear containers. A full list of recalled products can be found below.

Product NameSizeUPC CodeBest By Date
H-E-B Ready Fresh Go Sliced Red Apples22.5 oz412201860303/16-4/11
H-E-B Ready Fresh Go Sliced Red Apples with Caramel Dip16 oz412207983003/16-04/11
Value Pack Sliced Apples28 oz42797961493/16-4/11
Red & Green Apples Large17 oz41220876493/16-4/11
Large Sliced Red Apples17 oz41220876463/16-4/11
Fruit Party Tray45 oz41220879973/16-4/3
Deluxe Fruit Tray52 oz42797966613/16-4/3
Apples & Grapes10 oz41220876663/16-4/3
Fruit & Veg Combo Tray40 oz42797966883/16-4/3
H-E-B Ready Fresh Go Fresh Fruit Medley7 oz41220024023/16-4/3
H-E-B Ready Fresh Go Carrots, Apples, & Celery with Ranch Dip6.75 oz41220544483/16-4/3
H-E-B Ready Fresh Go Carrots, Apples with Sesame Sticks, & Hummus6 oz41220021443/16-4/3
H-E-B Ready Fresh Go Carrots, Apples with Yogurt Pretzels and Ranch Dip4.75 oz41220021193/16-4/3
H-E-B Ready Fresh Go Pineapple, Grapes, & Apples with Banana Chips6 oz41220021383/16-4/3

 

Listeria monocytogenes can cause a very serious illness known as Listeriosis. Symptoms of Listeria may appear between 3 days and 2 months after infection, and will include stiff neck, fever, diarrhea, nausea, muscle aches, and headaches. The elderly, children, pregnant women, and those with suppressed immune systems are at an increased risk of developing a serious infection. If you or a loved one begins to show the symptoms of Listeria poisoning, contact a medical professional.