• Aldi recalls some apples due to possible listeria contamination

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    BATAVIA, Ill. -

     

    Low-cost grocery store chain Aldi and supermarket Kroger have issued voluntary recalls of some apples.

    According to the Food and Drug Administration, which posts voluntary recalls, Jack Brown Produce, Inc., based in Sparta, Michigan, is recalling Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious apples because of listeria concerns.

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    “In cooperation with Jack Brown Produce Inc., and out of an abundance of caution, Aldi has voluntarily recalled an assortment of apples that were available for purchase in stores starting  on December 13, 2017, due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination,” Aldi said in a news release Tuesday.

    The recall came after one of Jack Brown Produce’s suppliers, Nyblad Orchards Inc., notified the businesses of the affected products.

    The affected products were sold at some Aldi stores in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina and North Carolina.

    “To date, no illnesses related to these products have been reported. No other Aldi products are affected by this,” the company said.

    Kroger said it recalled lunchbox-size Fuji and Galas sold between Dec. 12 and Tuesday, according to USA Today.

    The products affected are sold under the brand name “Apple Ridge” and are as follows: 

    • Honeycrisp apples in 2-pound clear plastic bags;
    • Gala, Fuji, and Golden Delicious apples in 3-pound clear plastic bags;
    • Fuji and Gala apples in 5-pound red-netted mesh bags; and
    • Gala, Fuji and Honeycrisp apples that were tray-packed/individually sold.

    Products that may be affected can be identified by the following lot numbers printed on the bag label or the bag-closure clip:

    Fuji: NOI 163, 165, 167, 169, 174

    Honeycrisp: NOI 159, 160, 173

    Golden Delicious: NOI 168 

    Gala: NOI 164, 166 on either the product labels and/or bag-closure clip

    Affected customers should immediately discard the products or return them to a local store for a full refund. Customers with questions can callJack Brown Produce Inc. at 616-887-9568, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

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