9 AUGUST - 16 AUGUST 2012
Products containing potentially tainted apples recalled in US
10 August 2012 - New Jersey-based firm Missa Bay is recalling 293,488 cases and 296,224 individually distributed units of fruit vegetables and sandwich products containing potentially tainted apples.
Missa Bay, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ready Pac Foods, initiated the recall because the products contain diced or sliced currently at the centre of a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The affected products were produced at the Missa Bay facility and distributed to retailers and foodservice operators across the US, including McDonald's.
“This recall notification is being issued due to finding Listeria monocytogenes on equipment used by Missa Bay LLC to produce apple products. Missa Bay LLC is coordinating closely with the regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with this voluntary recall,” said a notice posted on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.