Oct 28, 2019
North Bay Produce voluntarily recalls fresh apples due to health risk

North Bay Produce of Traverse City, Michigan is voluntarily recalling 2,297 cases and two 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 Oct. 16, 2019, and Oct. 21, 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 Oct. 16 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,” the company said in a news release.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions & Photos of recalled product(s)

Information for consumers and the public at large:

Consumers who have the recalled product in their possession should not consume it and should discard or return the product to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may click here to see a list of Frequently Asked Questions, email [email protected] or call 1-231-929-4001, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Over the weekend, we will also return messages.

Information for commercial customers:

Retailers, brokers and wholesalers who received the recalled product directly from us have been notified of this recall and directed to destroy and remove from commerce any product still in inventory. In addition, we have also issued a public news release in order to inform consumers and a broader range of possible buyers who did not buy directly from the company.

Wholesalers, retailers, brokers, or other buyers with questions may call their sales representative Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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

 

Distributed By

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

 





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