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MISSA BAY, LLC ANNOUNCES VOLUNTARY RECALL OF FRUIT, VEGETABLE, AND SANDWICH
PRODUCTS CONTAINING APPLES BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK

 

Contact
Consumer
1‐800‐800‐7822

Media
Tristan Simpson
Corporate Communications
626‐678‐2055
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 10, 2012 – Missa Bay, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ready Pac Foods, Inc., of Swedesboro, New Jersey is voluntarily recalling a total of 293,488 cases and 296,224 individually distributed units of fruit, vegetable, and sandwich products containing apples, as listed below, with the Use‐by dates of July
8, 2012 through August 20, 2012 because they contain diced or sliced apples which may be
contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious or life‐threatening food borne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches, gastro intestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. The illness primarily impacts pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.

The recalled products were produced and distributed from the Missa Bay, LLC facility to retailers and foodservice operators in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

This recall notification is being issued due to finding Listeria monocytogenes on equipment used by
Missa Bay, LLC to produce apple products. Missa Bay, LLC is coordinating closely with regulatory officials.
No illnesses have been reported in association with this voluntary recall.

Only the specific products identified in the list below are included in the recall. Retailers and foodservice operators should check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the product is
present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories.

Consumers who may have purchased the affected product are asked to record the Use‐by date and/or UPC code number, immediately dispose of the product, and contact the Ready Pac Consumer Affairs Department, toll‐free at (800) 800‐7822, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) to obtain a full
refund. Please visit our website at www.readypac.com for a copy of the release.

Ready Pac Foods, Inc. has earned an outstanding safety record for over 40 years and has taken immediate precautionary measures to protect public health by issuing this voluntary recall. Ready Pac customer service representatives have already contacted all customers impacted and are in the process of confirming that the recalled products are not in the stream of commerce. Consumers with questions may contact Ready Pac directly at 1‐800‐800‐7822 M‐F 8am‐5pm PDT.

 

Missa Bay, LLC August 10, 2012 Precautionary Voluntary Recall

Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Iowa,
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

Product Description

Use‐by‐dates

UPCode

 

BK Fresh Apple Slices, 2oz, “Burger King” label

 

On or before August 13

 

n/a

 

Snack Pac Apples & Caramel, 4oz, "Hannaford" label

 

On or before August 18

 

4126817191

Snack Pac Apples, Granola & Yogurt, 4.3oz, "Hannaford" label

 

On or before August 18

 

4126817195

Apple Slices, 1.2oz, “McDonalds” label
(ONLY in the following states:  CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ , NY, PA, RI , VT)

 

On or before August 19

 

n/a

Diced Apples for Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, 0.92oz,
“McDonalds” label
(ONLY in the following states:  CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ , NY, PA, RI , VT)

 

On or before August 19

 

n/a

 

Fruit & Walnut Snack, 5.75oz, “McDonalds” label

 

On or before August 20

 

n/a

 

Apple Blue Pecan bistro, 4.75oz, "Ready Pac" label

 

On or before August 12

 

7774529497

 

Fruit Frenzy, 32oz, "Ready Pac" label

 

On or before August 18

 

7774523086

 

Fruit Tray Bien, 32oz, “Ready Pac” label

 

On or before August 18

 

7774521606

Ready Snax Apples, Cheese with Caramel Dip, 4oz, "Ready
Pac" label

 

On or before August 18

 

7774523896

Ready Snax Apples, Celery, Raisins with Peanut Butter, 4oz, "Ready Pac" label

 

On or before August 18

 

7774523897

Ready Snax Apples, Granola & Yogurt, 4.3oz, "Ready Pac" label

 

On or before August 18

 

7774523089

 

Super Fruit Blend, 6oz, "Ready Pac" label

 

On or before August 17

 

7774523076

 

Super Fruit Medley, 10.5oz, "Ready Pac" label

 

On or before August 16

 

7774523746

 

Sweet Sunshine Platter, 37oz, "Ready Pac" label

 

On or before August 16

 

7774524204


 

 

Product Description

 

Use‐by‐dates

 

UPCode

Apple, Blue Cheese & Pecan Complete Salad Kit, 8.75oz, "Safeway Farms" label

 

On or before August 18

 

2113033680

 

Apple Caramel Dipper, 6.7oz, "Wawa" label

 

On or before August 16

 

2619100394

 

Apple Peanut Butter Dipper, 6.5oz, "Wawa" label

 

On or before August 15

 

2619100268

 

Apple Slices, 3.5oz, "Wawa" label

 

On or before August 16

 

2619102232

 

Baby Carrots, 3oz, "Wawa” label

 

On or before August 16

 

2619102517

 

Chicken Salad Snack, 6.7oz, "Wawa" label

 

On or before August 12

 

2619102760

 

Chicken Salad Sandwich, 7.8oz, "Wawa" label

 

On or before August 10

 

2619105670

 

Fruit & Cheese, 6oz, "Wawa" label

 

On or before August 11

 

2619102567

 

Protein Power Pack, 7.8oz, "Wawa" label

 

On or before August 11

 

2619102565

 

Red Grapes, 3oz, "Wawa" Label

 

On or before August 13

 

2619102518

 

Turkey & Cheese Sandwich, 7.7oz, "Wawa" label

 

On or before August 10

 

2619105622

Apples, Celery, Raisins & Peanut Butter, 4oz, "Wegmans" label

 

On or before August 18

 

7789026744

 

Apples, Cheese & Caramel Dip, 4oz, "Wegmans" label

 

On or before August 15

 

7789026743

Apples, Granola & Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt, 4.3oz, "Wegmans" label

 

On or before August 18

 

7789026737

Instructions for Consumers:

Check your refrigerator for the above listed products with the Use‐By dates July 8, 2012 through August
20, 2012. The location of the Use‐by date and UPCode varies by product.

Consumers who may have purchased the affected product are asked to record the Use‐By date and/or UPC code number, immediately dispose of the product, and contact the Ready Pac Consumer Affairs Department, toll‐free at (800) 800‐7822, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) to obtain a full refund. Please visit our website at www.readypac.com for a copy of the release.
 
Instructions to Retailers:

Retailers should check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the product is present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories. Ready Pac customer service representatives have already contacted retailers and are in the process of confirming that the recalled products are not in the stream of commerce. Customers with questions may contact Ready Pac directly at 1‐800‐800‐4088 x2900 M‐F 7am‐5pm PDT.

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