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The Dec. 8 voluntary recall covers product that is already out-of-date.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.