Freshway Foods recalls apples over listeria fears - The Packer

Freshway Foods recalls apples over listeria fears

12/10/2012 01:39:00 PM
Andy Nelson

Fresh-cut processor Freshway Foods is recalling sliced apple packs over listeria fears.

The Dec. 8 voluntary recall covers product that is already out-of-date. No illnesses linked to the recalled product had been reported as of Dec. 10, said Amy Philpott, a company spokeswoman.

About 6,670 pounds of sliced apples packaged on Nov. 12 using a packaging machine that may have been contaminated with listeria were recalled.

The recall follows a finding of listeria in a retail sliced green apple product by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services.

The recall covers 2.4- and 14-ounce sliced red apple packs and 14-ounce sliced green apple packs with use-by dates of Nov. 30, Dec. 3 and Dec. 6.

The product was shipped to Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina and Tennessee.

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Gustaaf van der Feltz    
The Hague, Neterlands  |  December, 11, 2012 at 05:49 AM

Why do packers do not use Listex P100. It's inexpensive, does not affect taste, odor texture or color. It's approved by FDA in many countries. (USA,Canada New Zealand, Australia, EU.and so on) If you type Listex P100 in your browser you will find all the details! Listeria in food is not necesary any more. Why make people sick or die! Gustaaf van der Feltz

Nicole Frey    
Los Angeles  |  December, 11, 2012 at 01:40 PM

What's the point of recalling a SLICED apple from 11/12 nearly a month later? Why wouldn't you know before and what is being done to avoid this kind of delay in the future? Or better yet, what is being done to avoid this kind of problem in the future?

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