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Listeria Contamination Leads to Apple Product Recall in 36 States

Possible listeria contamination has caused Ready Pac Foods Inc. to recall various products containing apples from restaurants and markets from across the United States. The company, based in Irwindale, CA, is recalling a total of 293, 488 cases and 296,224 individually distributed units of products, according to CBS News.

The apples were possibly contaminated with listeria monocytogenes found on equipment used in one of its subsidiaries. The recalled products include sliced apple packs, fruit and maple oatmeal, and fruit and walnut snack trays at McDonald’s restaurants in various states. Additionally, the apples were used in Burger King sliced apple packs and various fruit packages and mixes sold at different supermarkets, altogether affecting 36 states and the District of Columbia.

While no illnesses have been reported so far in connection with the recalled products, those who ingest listeria can suffer from listeriosis infection. Listeria food poisoning symptoms include fever, confusion, convulsions, diarrhea, muscle aches, and headaches. Listeriosis can be deadly for newborns, adults with compromised immune systems, the elderly, and pregnant women.

If you or a loved one has suffered from food poisoning due to another party’s actions, you have the right to pursue compensation for all losses that result. The Pleasanton food poisoning attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP can provide you with the legal representation you need in order to prove the cause of your illness and the role of the at-fault party in your infection. For a complimentary consultation on your legal case, call our offices today at (800) 900-0863.