The grocery store chain Meijer has issued a voluntary recall of packaged sliced apples due to concerns that the apples may have been contaminated with Listeria in their stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.
No cases of sickness have been reported in association with the apple slices. According to the FDA, Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
They were sold between Dec. 17, 2017 and Dec. 21, 2017. Products include: Meijer Michigan Harvest Salad – 10 oz.; Meijer Sharable Waldorf Salad – 16 oz.; and Meijer Fresh Cranberry Apple Stuffing Starter – 18.9 oz, according to the FDA’s warning. (source) 5:10 p.m. ET December 26, 2017