Food News

Voluntary Recall of Fast-Food Sliced Apples

The company that supplies fresh apple slices to many fast-food outlets, including Burger King and McDonald's, has voluntarily recalled several products after finding traces of Listeria monocytogenes on equipment at the Missa Bay LLC processing plant.

Missa Bay's parent company, Ready Pac, has issued a recall of 293,488 cases and 296,224 individually distributed units of

fruit, vegetable, and sandwich products containing apples with "use by" dates of July 8 through August 20.


Most every state, including Florida, is listed on the recall notice,

including sliced apple packages from Burger King and McDonald's and

several prepackaged salads. A complete list of recalled items is

available here.

To

date, there have been no reported illnesses from the fruit, but

consumers are urged to contact Ready Pac Consumer Affairs Department at 800-800-7822

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) to obtain a full

refund.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious or

life-threatening food-borne illness. Symptoms may include fever, muscle

aches, and gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. The

illness primarily impacts pregnant women and adults with weakened immune

systems.



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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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