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COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT

North Bay Produce Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Apples Because of Possible Health Risk

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Summary

Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
North Bay Produce, Inc.
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Great Lakes, more
Product Description:
Product Description
Fresh apples varieties:

Company Announcement

North Bay Produce, Inc. of Traverse City, Michigan is voluntarily recalling 2,297 cases and 2 bulk bins of fresh apples due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. 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. Although 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.

Recalled varieties include McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Fuji, Jonamac and Red Delicious apples. Recalled apples were sold in plastic bags under the brands; Great Lakes, North Bay Produce Pure Michigan as well as unbranded in clear plastic tote bags, white paper tote bags, and individually from retailers display trays. The recalled apples were shipped between October 16th, 2019 and October 21st, 2019 from one North Bay facility to wholesalers, retailers and brokers in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.

Apples purchased at retail prior to October 16th are not affected by this recall, and no other North Bay Produce products are affected by this recall. At this time, we are not aware of any illnesses linked by health officials to this recall.

Consumers can identify the recalled product by the following product descriptions and photos below:

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Variety, Brand & Packaging

Arrival Date(s)

UPC Code

PLU
Number

Item
Number

Shipped-To- Location

North Bay
Produce, Inc.
McIntosh Great
Lakes 3lb. Plastic
Bag, Product of MIUSA
Delivered between 10/19/19 and 10/21/19 8 13635
01012 8
    Michigan Louisiana
North Bay
Produce, Inc.
Jonathan
Great Lakes 3lb. Plastic Bag, Product of MI-USA
Delivered 10/21/19 8 13635
01017 3
    Louisiana
North Bay
Produce, Inc.
Honeycrisp Great
Lakes 3lb. Plastic
Bag, Product of MI-
Delivered 10/21/19 8 13635
01018 0
    Louisiana
  USA          
North Bay
Produce, Inc.
Jonamac Great
Lakes 3lb. Plastic
Bag, Product of MIUSA
Delivered 10/16/19 8 13635
01019 7
    Wisconsin
North Bay
Produce, Inc.
McIntosh North Bay Pure Michigan 3lb. Plastic Bag, Product of MI-USA Delivered 10/21/19 8 13635
01012 8
    Michigan
North Bay
Produce, Inc.
Honeycrisp North
Bay Pure Michigan
2lb. Plastic Bag,
Product of MI-USA
Delivered 10/19/19 8 13635
01130 9
    Michigan
North Bay
Produce, Inc.
Honeycrisp Quarter
Peck Paper Tote
Bag, Product of MIUSA
Delivered 10/19/19     700116 Michigan
North Bay
Produce, Inc.
Fuji
Half Peck Plastic Tote Bags, Product of MI-USA
Delivered 10/18/19   4195   All Fresh Thyme
Farmers Market
Stores
North Bay
Produce, Inc.
Jonathan Bulk 600lb
Corugated Bins,
Product of MI-USA
Delivered 10/16/19      

Michigan

 

North Bay
Produce, Inc.
Mcintosh
Distributed in trays;
Product of MI-USA
Delivered
10/19/19 &
10/21/19
  4019   Not sold at retail
North Bay
Produce, Inc.
Red Delicious Distributed in trays; sold individually for retail sale, Product of MI-USA

Delivered 10/21/19

 

 

 

4168
4167

 

 

North Carolina
Department of
Agriculture (Food
Distribution
Division- Butner)
Creedmoor, North Carolina
Feeding South
Florida
Pembroke Park,
Florida

Anyone who has the recalled product in their possession should not consume it. The product should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

The recall was initiated as a result of a finished product test that indicated the presence of the organism. Upon notification, we immediately ceased the production and distribution product from the identified facility and continue our investigation as to what caused the issue, in cooperation with FDA.

We have notified our commercial customers to whom we shipped the recalled product and are working with them to remove recalled product from commerce.

Consumers with questions may call 1-231-929-4001, Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm Eastern Time, or visit www.northbayproduce.com.


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
1-231-929-4001
Media:
Amy Philpott
1-703-472-6615
aphilpott@watsongreenllc.com

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