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Recall: Apples at McDonald’s and Burger King

Recall: Apples at McDonald's and Burger King
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The company that produces and distributes “Ready Pac” sliced and diced apples to McDonald’s and Burger King, is recalling the product because equipment at their facility was found to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Missa Bay, LLC provided units of fruit, vegetable, and sandwich products containing apples to retailers and food service operators in the ArkLaTex that may contain an organism that can cause serious or life-threatening illness.

According to Food Poison Journal:

Missa Bay, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ready Pac Foods, Inc., of Swedesboro, New Jersey is voluntarily recalling a total of 293,488 cases and 296,224 individually distributed units of fruit, vegetable, and sandwich products containing apples, as listed below, with the Use‐by dates of July 8, 2012 through August 20, 2012 because they contain diced or sliced apples which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled products were produced and distributed from the Missa Bay, LLC facility to retailers and foodservice operators in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

Signs to watch for are fever, muscle aches, nausea or diarrhea. Normal, healthy people do no usually become super ill when they come into contact with Listeria. It mainly affects pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.

To find out if you have any products in your refrigerator that may be contaminated, compare the UPC code and Use By Dates to this list of product listed on the Food Poison Journal website.

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