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Florida Company Recalls Sliced Apples


Ph: 813-752-3482
Fax: 813-754-4974


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - On July 5, 2010 - Marjon Specialty Foods, Inc., Plant City, FL voluntarily recalled 119 cases of sliced apples as a result of a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes that came from the company's routine sampling program. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

No other products manufactured or distributed by Marjon Specialty Foods, Inc. are involved in this recall.

These apples were produced by Marjon Specialty Foods, Inc. and packaged in 2 oz. single serve packages which were labeled as follows:


Number of cases distributed
Number of 2 oz. packages per case
Brand name
Use By date
Simply Fresh Fruit
Simply Fresh Fruit
Simply Fresh Fruit
Miller’s Ale House


This recall only extends to the products as shown above. They were sold to three foodservice distributors in Florida. This product was further distributed to institutional and food service establishments, where it may have been removed from its original packaging. These products have been successfully accounted for and destroyed by our customers.

No illnesses related to these products have been reported.

Marjon Specialty Foods, Inc. has worked closely with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). Production was ceased immediately until FDACS was able to conduct and complete their inspection of the facility on July 6, 2010.  Marjon has completed all of the requirements per FDACS guidelines. FDACS gave Marjon Specialty Foods, Inc. the release to resume production on Tuesday, July 6, 2010.


Marjon Specialty Foods, Inc. took immediate precautionary measures to protect public health by issuing this voluntary recall and requested that the three distributors involved locate, recall, and destroy all product involved in this recall. The distributors acted promptly to gather the product being recalled.


For additional details, please contact Marjon Specialty Foods, Inc. at 813-752-3482, M-F 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST.



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