September 14, 2015: SCHOOLS RECIEVED RECALLED APPLE SLICES

Following the recall of Appeeling Fruit Inc.’s packaged apple sliced last Wednesday, Appeeling has discovered that several hundred cases of recalled and possibly contaminated snacks had been distributed to Florida’s Palm Beach County School District. Appeeling Fruit Inc. noticed the oversight after a customer observed that the bags fell within the bounds of the if-Used-by date 09/21/15 and production date 310815, which had been recalled.

On September 9, 2015, the recall was initiated when it was discovered that Appeeling Fruit Inc.’s apple slices may be contaminated with the food borne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. The possible contamination was detected when an environmental sample taken in the production facility tested positive for the bacteria.

Information On Listeria

Listeria monocytogenes is a type of bacterium capable of causing a serious and sometimes fatal infection. Newborns, pregnant women, older adults, and those individuals with weakened immune systems are at greatest risk for developing listeriosis and experiencing complications. Although less common, individuals not belonging to one of these high risk groups can also contract listeriosis. To learn more, please follow these links About Listeria Food Poisoning and Listeria Food Poisoning Symptoms.

PARENTS WARNED AS POSSIBLY CONTAMINATED SNACKS REMAIN UNACCOUNTED-FOR

Once the error was detected Appeeling Fruit Inc. retrieved and destroyed most cases of the recalled fruit, however, 40 cases still remain in distribution. In acknowledgment of this threat, Appeeling Fruit Inc. issued the following guidelines:

“Parents of children in Florida’s Palm Beach County School District:
the recalled 2 oz. bagged Snack Fresh product can be identified by three sets of numbers on the back of the Snack Fresh bag: 1) the Best-if-Used-by date is 09/21/15; 2) the UPC code under the black bars is 74641 00982; and 3) the production date, or first six numbers under the “Product of USA” stamp is 310815. All three sets of numbers on the 2 oz. Snack Fresh bag must match these in order to identify the recalled product. ”

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