Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Cut Fruit

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Cut Fruit

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Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Cut Fruit Containing Gala Red Apple in a Few States in North East US Because of Possible Health Risk
Contact:
Consumer:
1-800-659-6500
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — December 10, 2014 — CORAL GABLES, Fla — Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (“Del Monte Fresh”) announced today the voluntary recall of fresh cut fruit containing Gala red apples grown in Pennsylvania. The affected product was distributed to a limited number of customers in a few States in North East US and is being recalled because these apples have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes , an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Listeriosis symptoms may include fever and muscle aches, sometimes preceded by diarrhea and other gastrointestinal distress, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among women who are pregnant.
A total of 3,051 consumer packages containing fresh cut red apples were distributed to Giant Eagle, Amazon Fresh, Sunoco, Peter’s Fruit, Wegmans, Sheetz and 7-Eleven and have “Best If Enjoyed By” dates of 12/3/14, 12/6/14, 12/7/14 and 12/8/14. The fresh cut red apples have a red color skin. The recalled fresh cut fruit packages containing red apples were distributed for sale in clear plastic containers with one of the following labels and markings:
Finished Product Descriptor
Package size/Weight
BIUB
Retailer
Brand/Label *
Lot Number
Product Quantities
Red/Green Apples W/Dip
9 oz
12/8/2014
Giant Eagle
Plain Transparent Label
2332101
50
Gala Apples
12 oz
12/8/2014
Giant Eagle
Plain Transparent Label
2332101
20
Apple W/Dip
24 oz
12/8/2014
Giant Eagle
Farmer’s Market – Giant Eagle
2332101
62
Apple Tray W/Dip
24 oz
12/8/2014
Giant Eagle
Plain Transparent Label
2332101
6
Red/Green Apples W/Dip
5 oz
12/8/2014
Giant Eagle
Farmer’s Market – Giant Eagle
2332101
8
Red Apple Slices
12 oz
12/7/2014
Amazon
Del Monte
2332101
6
Red/Green Apples W/Dip
5 oz
12/7/2014
Amazon
Del Monte
2332101
6
Pineapple Medley
16 oz
12/6/2014
Giant Eagle
Farmer’s Market – Giant Eagle
2332101
156
Pineapple Medley
8 oz
12/6/2014
Giant Eagle
Farmer’s Market – Giant Eagle
2332101
114
Apples/Grapes/Cheese
7 oz
12/6/2014
Sunoco
Nature Made
2332101
96
Gala Apples
12 oz
12/8/2014
Giant Eagle
Plain Transparent Label
2332101
2
Gourmet Bowl
64 oz
12/6/2014
Giant Eagle
Plain Transparent Label
2332101
4
Pineapple Medley
16 oz
12/6/2014
Giant Eagle
Del Monte
2332101
6
Pineapple Medley
8 oz
12/6/2014
Giant Eagle
Del Monte
2332101
4
Snack Pack
7 oz
12/6/2014
Giant Eagle
Farmer’s Market – Giant Eagle
2332101
14
Apples/Grapes/Cheese
7 oz
12/6/2014
Peters
Nature Made
2332101
108
Red Apple With Caramel
5 oz
12/8/2014
Peters
Del Monte
2332101
60
Gourmet Bowl
40 oz
12/6/2014
Amazon
Del Monte
2332101
3
Red Apples/Grapes/ Cheese/ Dip
7 oz
12/6/2014
Amazon
Nature Made
2332101
6
Gourmet Bowl
64 oz
12/6/2014
Giant Eagle
Farmer’s Market – Giant Eagle
2332101
120
Pineapple Medley
32 oz
12/6/2014
Giant Eagle
Farmer’s Market – Giant Eagle
2332101
128
Apple Cinnamon Yogurt
6.5 oz
12/6/2014
Giant Eagle
Farmer’s Market – Giant Eagle
2332101
44
Gourmet Fruit Bowl
4 Lbs
12/3/2014
Wegmans
Wegmans
2332101
78
Gourmet Fruit Bowl
4 Lbs
12/3/2014
Wegmans
Wegmans
2332101
50
Red Apple Gala
12 oz
12/8/2014
Giant Eagle
Farmer’s Market – Giant Eagle
2332101
142
Red and Green Apple With Dip
24 oz
12/8/2014
Giant Eagle
Farmer’s Market – Giant Eagle
2332101
56
Apple with Dip
24 oz
12/8/2014
Giant Eagle
Plain Transparent Label
2332101
14
Gourmet Bowl
64 oz
12/6/2014
Giant Eagle
Farmer’s Market – Giant Eagle
2332101
60
Pineapple Medley
32 oz
12/6/2014
Giant Eagle
Farmer’s Market – Giant Eagle
2332101
80
Pineapple Medley
16 oz
12/6/2014
Giant Eagle
Farmer’s Market – Giant Eagle
2332101
4
Pineapple Medley
8 oz
12/6/2014
Giant Eagle
Farmer’s Market – Giant Eagle
2332101
140
Red apple With Cheese
5 oz
12/6/2014
Sheetz
Sheetz M-T-O
2332101
48
Apples/ Carrots/ Cheese with Dip
7 oz
12/8/2014
Sheetz
Sheetz M-T-O
2332101
156
Harvest Blend
4 oz
12/6/2014
7-Eleven
7-Eleven
2332101
1200
* Note: Please see attached file for label images
Consumers who believe that they are in possession of the fresh cut fruit containing the affected red apples should dispose of the product in an appropriate waste container. For any inquiries consumers may call 1-800-659-6500 (operating 24 hours a day) or email Del Monte Fresh at [email protected]

* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.

* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.

* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.

* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm426419.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.

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