The popular grocery chain Aldi in association with Jack Brown Produce Inc. has voluntarily recalled apples which were being sold in stores in December 13, 2017 due to the possibility of a Listeria monocytogenes contamination. A limited number of grocery stores in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina and North Carolina were selling the apples; however since the recall, the stores have discarded all apples.
The apples were also sold in the Atlanta area through the grocery delivery service app, Instacart. The apple varieties in question included: fuji apples, gala apples, golden apples and Honeycrisp apples.
What is Listeria?
Listeria is a bacteria found in the soil that can cause fever, headaches, vomiting, diarrhea or even life-threatening symptoms for people with compromised immune systems. Pregnant women infected can go into premature labour, miscarriage, or even have a stillbirth.
To date no illnesses have been reported. If you have any questions contact Jack Brown Produce Inc. at 616-887-9568, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
Aldi's recalls all affected produce and if you have a piece of said produce please discard it immediately or return it to your local Aldi's for a full refund.