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 Name Size UPC Code Best By Date
H-E-B Ready Fresh Go Sliced Red Apples 22.5 oz 4122018603 03/16-4/11
H-E-B Ready Fresh Go Sliced Red Apples with Caramel Dip 16 oz 4122079830 03/16-04/11
Value Pack Sliced Apples 28 oz 4279796149 3/16-4/11
Red & Green Apples Large 17 oz 4122087649 3/16-4/11
Large Sliced Red Apples 17 oz 4122087646 3/16-4/11
Fruit Party Tray 45 oz 4122087997 3/16-4/3
Deluxe Fruit Tray 52 oz 4279796661 3/16-4/3
Apples & Grapes 10 oz 4122087666 3/16-4/3
Fruit & Veg Combo Tray 40 oz 4279796688 3/16-4/3
H-E-B Ready Fresh Go Fresh Fruit Medley 7 oz 4122002402 3/16-4/3
H-E-B Ready Fresh Go Carrots, Apples, & Celery with Ranch Dip 6.75 oz 4122054448 3/16-4/3
H-E-B Ready Fresh Go Carrots, Apples with Sesame Sticks, & Hummus 6 oz 4122002144 3/16-4/3
H-E-B Ready Fresh Go Carrots, Apples with Yogurt Pretzels and Ranch Dip 4.75 oz 4122002119 3/16-4/3
H-E-B Ready Fresh Go Pineapple, Grapes, & Apples with Banana Chips 6 oz 4122002138 3/16-4/3


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.