URGENT ~ RECALL ~ Granny Smith Apples and Gala Apples ~due to Listeria monocytogenes

URGENT ~ RECALL ~ Granny Smith Apples and Gala Apples ~

due to Listeria monocytogenes


Recalling Granny Smith and Gala apples exported by Bidart Bros. in the United States and sold under the Big B and Granny’s Best brands.

The apples were imported by Beauvais Ltee., Courchesne Larose and Coosemans Montreal Inc., and distributed in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec

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.

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