Jack Brown Produce, Inc. of Sparta is recalling Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious apples due to a possible health risk.
The apples have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and other with weakened immune systems.
Healthy individuals may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Consumers who have purchased Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious Apples under the brand name "Apple Ridge" on or after December 11, 2017 are urged to destroy the product and contact Jack Brown Produce, Inc. for a full refund.
The recalled apples were distributed through retails stores in Michigan, Georgia, Missouri, Indiana and Ohio. The product consists of the following types of apples sold or distributed by Jack Brown Produce under the brand name "Apple Ridge," including:
- Honeycrisp apples in two-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
- Gala, Fuji and Honeycrisp apples that were tray-packed/individually sold