Fresh From Texas Recalls Apple Product Because Of Possible Health Risk
For Immediate Release
April 5, 2016
Fresh from Texas
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Fresh from Texas of San Antonio, Texas is voluntarily recalling multiple products containing sliced red apples which are identified below because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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 pregnant women.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The product was sold by H-E-B stores in Texas.
Photographs of the recalled product are included below. Only the following products and production lots are affected:
Product UPC Code Best By Date Packaging
H-E-B READY FRESH GO SLICED RED APPLES 22.5 oz 4122018603 03/16 to 04/11 Bagged Item
H-E-B READY FRESH GO SLICED RED APPLES WITH CARAMEL DIP 16 OZ 4122079830 03/16 to 04/11 Bagged Item
Value Pack Sliced Apples 28 oz. 42797 96149 03/16/2016 to 04/11/2016 Clear Bowl
Red & Green Apples Large 17 oz. 41220 87649 03/16/2016 to 04/11/2016 Clear Container
Large Sliced Red Apples 17 oz 41220 87646 03/16/2016 to 04/11/2016 Clear Container
Fruit Party Tray 45 oz 41220 87997 03/16/2016 to 04/03/2016 Clear Rectangle Container
Deluxe Fruit Tray 52 oz 42797 96661 03/16/2016 to 04/03/2016 Clear Round Container
Apples & Grapes 10 oz 41220 87666 03/16/2016 to 04/03/2016 Clear Container
Fruit & Veg Combo Tray 40oz 42797 96688 03/16/2016 to 04/03/2016 Clear Rectangle Tray
H-E-B READY FRESH GO FRESH FRUIT MEDLEY 7 oz. 41220 02402 03/16/2016 to 04/03/2016 Clear Container
H-E-B READY FRESH GO CARROTS, APPLES & CELERY WITH RANCH DIP 6.75 oz 41220 54448 03/16/2016 to 04/03/2016 Clear Container with 4 compartments
H-E-B READY FRESH GO CARROTS, APPLES WITH SESAME STICKS, & HUMMUS 6oz 41220 02144 03/16/2016 to 04/03/2016 Clear Rectangle Container with 4 compartments
H-E-B READY FRESH GO CARROTS, APPLES WITH YOGURT PRETZELS AND RANCH DIP 4.75 oz. 41220 02119 03/16/2016 to 04/03/2016 Clear Rectangle Container with 4 compartments
H-E-B READY FRESH GO PINEAPPLE, GRAPES & APPLES WITH BANANA CHIPS 6oz 41220 02138 03/16/2016 to 04/03/2016 Clear Container with 4 compartments
The recall was the result of internal company testing which indicated the presence of Listeria Monocytogenes in two random samples of the same product. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.
Customers who purchased the product can return the product to the store for a full refund. Customers with any questions or concerns may contact Fresh from Texas at (817) 690-2330 Monday- Friday 24 hours a day.
*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/ucm494345.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery