Meijer Voluntarily Recalls Certain Meijer Brand Fresh Packaged Products Containing Apples Due to Possible Health Risk

Recalled Meijer brand products
One of the recalled Meijer brand products being recalled. Complete list of recalled products can be found below. (Image Provided)

Silver Spring, Maryland—(ENEWSPF)—December 21, 2017

By: Rosemary Piser

Meijer has announced a voluntary recall of select Meijer brand packaged products due to sliced apples contained in these products being potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, there have been no known illnesses reported in connection with this recall. The recalled products were sold in Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

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, including animals. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled product will be in plastic containers with printed labels and include a “sell by” range of December 17, 2017 through December 21, 2017.

Product Description UPC CODE
Meijer Michigan Harvest Salad – 10 oz. 708820684003
Meijer Sharable Waldorf Salad – 16 oz. 713733538640
Meijer Fresh Cranberry Apple Stuffing Starter – 18.9 oz. 719283379771

Consumers should stop using the product and either dispose of it, or return it to the customer service desk at any Meijer store for a full refund. For additional information, please contact Meijer at 800-543-3704, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Source: www.fda.gov