Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sliced Apples Recalled in Texas Due to Listeria Positive Samples

A Texas food company, Fresh From Texas, is recalling products containing sliced apples after its own testing found two Listeria monocytogenes-positive samples.  The product was sold through the food retailer HEB.  The product was sold in bags and trays, also as part of multiple fruit trays.
No illnesses have been reported.

FDA Recall Notice
Fresh From Texas Recalls Apple Product Because Of Possible Health Risk
For Immediate Release
April 5, 2016

Consumers Fresh from Texas  (817) 690-2330
Media Greg Wilemon  (210) 654-3963

View Product Photos

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.

No illnesses have been reported to date.
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:
ProductUPC CodeBest By DatePackaging
H-E-B READY FRESH GO SLICED RED APPLES 22.5 oz412201860303/16 to 04/11Bagged Item
H-E-B READY FRESH GO SLICED RED APPLES WITH CARAMEL DIP 16 OZ412207983003/16 to 04/11Bagged Item
Value Pack Sliced Apples 28 oz.42797 9614903/16/2016 to 04/11/2016Clear Bowl
Red & Green Apples Large 17 oz.41220 8764903/16/2016 to 04/11/2016Clear Container
Large Sliced Red Apples 17 oz41220 8764603/16/2016 to 04/11/2016Clear Container
Fruit Party Tray 45 oz41220 8799703/16/2016 to 04/03/2016Clear Rectangle Container
Deluxe Fruit Tray 52 oz42797 9666103/16/2016 to 04/03/2016Clear Round Container
Apples & Grapes 10 oz41220 8766603/16/2016 to 04/03/2016Clear Container
Fruit & Veg Combo Tray 40oz42797 9668803/16/2016 to 04/03/2016Clear Rectangle Tray
H-E-B READY FRESH GO FRESH FRUIT MEDLEY 7 oz.41220 0240203/16/2016 to 04/03/2016Clear Container
H-E-B READY FRESH GO CARROTS, APPLES & CELERY WITH RANCH DIP 6.75 oz41220 5444803/16/2016 to 04/03/2016Clear Container with 4 compartments
H-E-B READY FRESH GO CARROTS, APPLES WITH SESAME STICKS, & HUMMUS 6oz41220 0214403/16/2016 to 04/03/2016Clear Rectangle Container with 4 compartments
H-E-B READY FRESH GO CARROTS, APPLES WITH YOGURT PRETZELS AND RANCH DIP 4.75 oz.41220 0211903/16/2016 to 04/03/2016Clear Rectangle Container with 4 compartments
H-E-B READY FRESH GO PINEAPPLE, GRAPES & APPLES WITH BANANA CHIPS 6oz41220 0213803/16/2016 to 04/03/2016Clear 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.

Customers who purchased the product can return the product to the store for a full refund. Customers with any questions or concerns may contact Fresh from Texas at (817) 690-2330 Monday- Friday 24 hours a day.

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