Apple Slice Recall at Wegmans
Packaged sliced apples are among products, across the U.S. being recalled due to possible listeria contamination.
The Associated Press reports that these packaged apple slices have been distributed in some states to Wegmans and other grocery chains, as well as various apple and fruit snacks with "Ready Pac" labels and apple salad kits with a "Safeway Farms" label.
The recalled snacks have use-by dates of July 8 through Aug. 20, the company said. 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. People who may have purchased the recalled products are asked to record use-by dates and UPC codes and contact Ready Pac at 800-800-7822. More information on the more than two dozen products recalled and the states involved is available on the company's website at www.readypac.com .
Listeria is a bacteria that causes food poisoning and can be extremely dangerous especially to pregnant women. Symptoms can include fever and muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions. No illnesses have been associated with the current voluntary recall.
Wegmans website has more information on the recall.