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Listeria in Apple Slices Cause of Canadian Illness

sunimageSliced apples and products containing them produced by Sun Rich Fresh Foods Ltd., of Brampton, Ont., are being recalled because of the possible presence of Listeria.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the recall is based on its test results and there has been one illness linked to the slices.

The recall covers Sun Rich Apple Slices in 57-gram, 595-gram and three-pound packages with a best-before date of May 17. Other Sun Rich products – Fruit Medley, Waldorf Salad Kit and Apple Slices with Grapes – are also being recalled.

Shoppers Drug Mart Apples and Grapes, Starbucks Seasonal Fruit Salad and Subway Apples are also part of the recall.

The CFIA says food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should also avoid selling or using these products.

Food contaminated with Listeria can produce symptoms that include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk.

A list of the recalled products, package sizes and best-before dates are available at the CFIA website.