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Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Cut Fruit Containing Gala Red Apple in a Few States in North East US Because of Possible Health RiskContact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — December 10, 2014 — CORAL GABLES, Fla — Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (“Del Monte Fresh”) announced today the voluntary recall of fresh cut fruit containing Gala red apples grown in Pennsylvania. The affected product was distributed to a limited number of customers in a few States in North East US and is being recalled because these apples have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes , an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Listeriosis symptoms may include fever and muscle aches, sometimes preceded by diarrhea and other gastrointestinal distress, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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 women who are pregnant.
A total of 3,051 consumer packages containing fresh cut red apples were distributed to Giant Eagle, Amazon Fresh, Sunoco, Peter’s Fruit, Wegmans, Sheetz and 7-Eleven and have “Best If Enjoyed By” dates of 12/3/14, 12/6/14, 12/7/14 and 12/8/14. The fresh cut red apples have a red color skin. The recalled fresh cut fruit packages containing red apples were distributed for sale in clear plastic containers with one of the following labels and markings:
Finished Product DescriptorPackage size/WeightBIUBRetailerBrand/Label *Lot NumberProduct QuantitiesRed/Green Apples W/Dip9 oz12/8/2014Giant EaglePlain Transparent Label233210150Gala Apples12 oz12/8/2014Giant EaglePlain Transparent Label233210120Apple W/Dip24 oz12/8/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle233210162Apple Tray W/Dip24 oz12/8/2014Giant EaglePlain Transparent Label23321016Red/Green Apples W/Dip5 oz12/8/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle23321018Red Apple Slices12 oz12/7/2014AmazonDel Monte23321016Red/Green Apples W/Dip5 oz12/7/2014AmazonDel Monte23321016Pineapple Medley16 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle2332101156Pineapple Medley8 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle2332101114Apples/Grapes/Cheese7 oz12/6/2014SunocoNature Made233210196Gala Apples12 oz12/8/2014Giant EaglePlain Transparent Label23321012Gourmet Bowl64 oz12/6/2014Giant EaglePlain Transparent Label23321014Pineapple Medley16 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleDel Monte23321016Pineapple Medley8 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleDel Monte23321014Snack Pack7 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle233210114Apples/Grapes/Cheese7 oz12/6/2014PetersNature Made2332101108Red Apple With Caramel5 oz12/8/2014PetersDel Monte233210160Gourmet Bowl40 oz12/6/2014AmazonDel Monte23321013Red Apples/Grapes/ Cheese/ Dip7 oz12/6/2014AmazonNature Made23321016Gourmet Bowl64 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle2332101120Pineapple Medley32 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle2332101128Apple Cinnamon Yogurt6.5 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle233210144Gourmet Fruit Bowl4 Lbs12/3/2014WegmansWegmans233210178Gourmet Fruit Bowl4 Lbs12/3/2014WegmansWegmans233210150Red Apple Gala12 oz12/8/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle2332101142Red and Green Apple With Dip24 oz12/8/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle233210156Apple with Dip24 oz12/8/2014Giant EaglePlain Transparent Label233210114Gourmet Bowl64 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle233210160Pineapple Medley32 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle233210180Pineapple Medley16 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle23321014Pineapple Medley8 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle2332101140Red apple With Cheese5 oz12/6/2014SheetzSheetz M-T-O233210148Apples/ Carrots/ Cheese with Dip7 oz12/8/2014SheetzSheetz M-T-O2332101156Harvest Blend4 oz12/6/20147-Eleven7-Eleven23321011200* Note: Please see attached file for label images
Consumers who believe that they are in possession of the fresh cut fruit containing the affected red apples should dispose of the product in an appropriate waste container. For any inquiries consumers may call 1-800-659-6500 (operating 24 hours a day) or email Del Monte Fresh at Contact-US-Executive-Office@freshdelmonte.com.