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Listeria Recall: So much for apple slices being good for you!

Listeria Recall

Sliced apples distributed to fast-food and grocery chains across the country are among packaged products being recalled due to possible Listeria contamination.

No illnesses have been reported, but listeria was found on equipment used to produce apple products by Missa Bay LLC, owned by Ready Pac Foods Inc. of Swedesboro, N.J.

Packaged apple slices distributed to McDonald’s and Burger King in some states are included in the recall, as are some packaged fruit, veggies, salads and sandwiches containing apples distributed to a variety of grocery chains, as well as various apple and fruit snacks with “Ready Pac” labels and apple salad kits with a “Safeway Farms” label.  More information about recalled products.

The recalled snacks have use-by dates of July 8 through Aug. 20.

Missa Bay announced the voluntary recall on Friday, saying a total of 293,488 cases and 296,224 individual units went to 36 states and the District of Columbia.