Bad apples recalled

Sun Rich Fresh Foods recalling sliced apples from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination

  • May. 1, 2015 6:00 a.m.
Sliced apples served in Subway kids packs are among apple products being recalled due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Sliced apples served in Subway kids packs are among apple products being recalled due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

A bad batch of apples is being recalled.

Sun Rich Fresh Foods Inc. is recalling sliced apples and products containing sliced apples produced in its Brampton, Ontario facility from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products.

The products, sold nationally, include sliced apples served in kids packs at Subway with best before dates up to and including May 14, 2015.

Sun Rich apple slices, fruit medley, waldorf salad kit and apple slices with grapes are included in the recall, as well as apple and grape packages sold at Shoppers Drug Mart in 284 gram packages with best before dates up to and including May 1, 2015.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home or establishment. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.