Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. announced today the voluntary recall of fresh cut fruit containing Gala red apples grown in Pennsylvania. The affected product was distributed to a limited number of customers in a few States in North East US and is being recalled because these apples have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

A total of 3,051 consumer packages containing fresh cut red apples were distributed to Giant Eagle, Amazon Fresh, Sunoco, Peter’s Fruit, Wegmans, Sheetz and 7-Eleven and have “Best If Enjoyed By” dates of 12/3/14, 12/6/14, 12/7/14 and 12/8/14. The fresh cut red apples have a red color skin.

The voluntary recall of the fresh cut fruit containing red apple is being implemented as a result of a random test by the Division of Food Safety of the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the FDA was advised on 12/9/14. Although no illnesses have been reported to date, Del Monte Fresh voluntarily decided to recall the potentially affected lot.

For more information:
Dionysios Christou
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc.
Tel: +1 305-520-8400