Positive listeria test prompts sliced apple recall

07/12/2010 05:15:49 PM
Ashley Bentley

A Florida-based specialty produce company recalled more than 100 cases of sliced apples after a routine sampling test came up positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

Courtesy marjonspecialtyfoods.com

Plant City, Fla.-based Marjon Specialty Foods recalled 119 cases of sliced apples sold to foodservice outlets under the Simply Fresh Fruit and Miller's Ale brands July 5.

Marjon Specialty Foods Inc., Plant City, Fla., recalled 119 cases of Simply Fresh Fruit and Miller’s Ale House brand sliced apples, all packaged in 2-ounce single-serve packs. The apples affected had Use By dates of July 20 and July 21.

The company recalled the apples July 5, and immediately stopped production, according to a news release. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services inspected the facility July 6 and gave the company clearance to resume production, according to the release.

The apples went to institutional and foodservice establishments through three Florida distributors, and in some cases had been removed from their original packaging. The company has already worked with the distributors and accounted for all affected product, according to the release.



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