An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but it won’t do you much good if it’s contaminated with listeria. Major grocery chains Kroger and Aldi just issued a recall over listeria for four different types of apples sold in stores across the country.
The apples being recalled include Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, and Honeycrisp, all sold in Aldi stores starting on December 13. The stores affected by the recall are located in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina and North Carolina, as well as deliveries purchased through Instacart in Atlanta. Kroger stores are also issuing a recall on large and lunchbox-size Fujis and lunchbox-sized Galas sold between December 12 and 19.
The fruit sold under the name Apple Ridge is distributed by Jack Brown Produce. You can contact the company directly at 616-887-9568 with any questions. Here is the full list of recalled items:
Aldi Fuji apples, 3 lb. bag, UPC 033383087139
Aldi Gala apples, 3 lb. bag, UPC 033383086897
Aldi Golden Delicious apples, 3 lb. bag, UPC 033383081175
Aldi Honeycrisp apples, 2 lb. bag, UPC 079954000015
Aldi Honeycrisp apples, unpackaged, PLU sticker 3283
Kroger large Fuji apples, PLU sticker 4131
Kroger lunch box Fuji apples, PLU sticker 4132
Kroger lunchbox Gala apples, PLU sticker 4129
If you think you might have purchased apples affected by the recall, throw the items away or return them to the store for a full refund. Listeria can cause a high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea and is especially dangerous for young kids and pregnant women.
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