Fast Food Apple Slices Recall Is a Great Excuse to Order the Fries

apple slicesHeads up, healthy eaters -- there's been an apple slices recall. Missa Bay, a New Jersey based distributor of packaged apple slices and packaged products that contain apple slices, issued a voluntary recall after traces of Listeria were found on the processing equipment. The company sells apple slices to popular fast food chains as well as Wawa convenience stores and Wegmans grocers and recommends that any package that has a sell-by date between July 8 and August 20 be thrown out.

If ever there was a reason to order the fries, this is it.

About 300,000 individual and potentially contaminated apple slice packages were shipped to fast food joints and grocers in 36 states. The AP reports:

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 sounds pretty terrible -- you might not want to risk eating them apples. It's a bacteria that can cause fever, weakness, convulsions, and is especially dangerous for women who are pregnant.

Unfortunately, it's been the reason a bunch of foods have been recalled this summer. In the past three months alone, Listeria has been responsible for the recall of meat, onions, and bagged salad

Clearly, we should all just eat Starbursts and beef jerky 'til we know it's safe out there.

Does this apple slice recall affect you?

 

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Sharon Chiarky Caldwell

Doesn't affect me or my family at all. We don't eat that fast food filth!!

Stacey Miner

Couldn't tell you whether or not if affects me and my family, since you haven't provided any useful information about which fast food chains and grocers, specifically, are at risk of having such product available.

STRAW... STRAWBERRYRAIN

oh great my kids just ate apple slices yesterday in their happy meals

Jennifer Lynn Mitchell

avoiding fast food and growing your own food in the garden or local u pick garden is a sure away of not risking it!

nonmember avatar meya

Is there a brand name?

nonmember avatar meya

Oh I see it, this is actually pretty big. They carry this at publix and windixe

nonmember avatar Michelle

It would be nice if these writers would just ONCE educate people on WHERE listeria actually comes from. And @JenniferLynn...uh, where do YOU think Listeria comes from? DIRT (or more specifically the intestines of a wide range of animals), so it winds up in manure. Yes, I applaud you for growing your own at home, but please don't EVER think of this as SAFE. These "bugs" are everywhere, NOT just in the industrialized food world.

Jerse... Jerseysprincess

Actually she did mention WaWa (it's like a 7-11) and Wegmans ( a grocery store) amoung MANY other places. 


 


Thank God I got to read this. I will NOT be buying pre-slided apples for a while now! THANK YOU!!

Mommi... MommietoJB

My son had a happy meal yesterday and there were no apple slices. Now i know why.

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