(Source: Detroit FreePress) North Bay Produce based in Traverse City is voluntarily recalling several varieties of Michigan apples for possible Listeria contamination.
Nearly 2,300 cases of fresh apples including those packaged in clear plastic bags as well as white plastic tote bags are recalled because of the potential to be contaminated with the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.
No illnesses have been reported.
According to a news release, the apples were shipped between Oct. 16-21 to wholesalers, retailers and brokers in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.
Recalled apples from North Bay Produce
Recalled apples from North Bay Produce (Photo: North Bay Produce)
No other North Bay products are affected by the recall.
But the recall couldn’t have come at a worse time. It’s the season for apples and many of their by-products, like cider.
Recalled varieties include McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Fuji, Jonamac and Red Delicious apples. The apples were sold in plastic bags under these 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.