Sliced Apple Products Recalled Over Listeria Concern

Health & Fitness

0  Updated at 2:40 pm, August 10th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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McDonald’s is one of the many fast food chains offering pre-packaged apple slices on its menu. PRNewsFoto / McDonald’s(NEW YORK) — A New Jersey company is recalling hundreds of thousands of packages of sliced apple products after Listeria monocytogenes was found on equipment used during the production process.

The items in question are sold both in grocery stores and at restaurant chains such as McDonald’s and Burger King in some states, according to manufacturer Missa Bay, LLC, a subsidiary of Swedesboro, New Jersey-based Ready Pac Foods, Inc.

The company says no illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.

Symptoms of listeriosis may include fever and muscle aches, which are sometimes preceded by diarrhea, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Click here for more on the recall.

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