6 varieties of apples recalled for possible listeria contamination

North Bay Apples have been recalled due to potential listeria contamination. (North Bay Produce release)

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (WTHR) — A Michigan company is recalling varieties of its bagged and bulk apples due to a potential listeria contamination.

North Bay Produce issued a voluntary recall of six varieties of apples including Honeycrisp, Fuji, Jonamac, Jonathan, McIntosh and Red Delicious apples sold after Oct. 16.

The recall affects 2,297 cases and 2 bulk bins of fresh apples.

North Bay apples shipped to Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Wisconsin and all Fresh Thyme stores are part of the recall.

The contamination of listeria was discovered during routine testing.

Listeria can cause serious and potentially deadly illness in young children, elderly, and anyone with a weakened immune system. Symptoms include headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Recalled apples were sold in plastic bags under the brands; Great Lakes, North Bay Produce Pure Michigan as well as unbranded in clear plastic tote bags, white paper tote bags, and individually from retailers display trays.

No illnesses have been reported at this time. Anyone with the recalled apples should return them for a full refund.

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