Apple Recall

Demi Tsasis
by Demi Tsasis
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Apple Recall

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Bidart Bros. processing plant is voluntarily recalling all Bidart Bros. Granny Smith and Gala apples still available in the marketplace. Test results confirm two strains of Listeria monocytogenes were found at the company’s apple processing facility.

Contact with Listeria monocytogenes can lead to listeriosis in older adults, pregnant women, infants, and adults with compromised immune systems. Symptoms include fever and muscle aches, headache, confusion, colvusions, and diarrhea or other gastrointestinal problems. Infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or infection of the newborn. Listeriosis can be treated with antibiotics.

The recalled fruit was distributed nationwide, and was sold under the brand names “Big B” and “Granny’s Best.” They could also have been sold under other brand names or with no brand at all.

Other varieties of apples and those from other growers are not affected by the recall.

The CDC suggests consumers of Granny Smith and Gala apples ask their retailers if the apples were supplied by Bidart Bros. The CDC also suggests consumers avoid eating commercially produced, prepackaged whole caramel apples, including varieties with nuts, sprinkles, chocolate and other toppings.

The fruit should be thrown away or returned immediately. Consumers with questions can contact Bidart Bros. at (661) 399-0978.

About the Author

Demi Tsasis
Demi Tsasis

Demi is the marketing coordinator for MyFitnessPal. She’s an avid home chef, photographer and dog lover. When she isn’t whipping up Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with produce from her urban garden, she can be found walking her dog, shopping, or attending group fitness classes in her Oakland, CA neighborhood. Check her out on Instagram to see what she’s up to.


13 responses to “Apple Recall”

  1. Well this was scary… glad I’m only eating fuji apples right now! May everyone here not be affected by this!!

  2. Adrian Milliner says:

    Presumably this is just the US. It’s not clear from the headline.

  3. Katy C says:

    Is your website international or for US residents only? If you are international and your articles only apply to one part of the world, I think it is important to make it clear in the text.

    • korhal says:

      It really doesn’t matter – any Gala and Granny Smith apples from Bidart Bros. could be affected, no matter where they’re being sold.

  4. nursepiper says:

    I would assume since it was information from the US food and drug administration it would be an issue in the US.

  5. Susan Adams says:

    Hope none came to UK….this is why I prefer home grown as we seem to have stricter laws here than most….

  6. aylad says:

    This is scary! I wonder about prepackaged Apple slices….

  7. JofJLTNCB6 says:

    Glad I decided to go with the 2000 calories of Krispy Kreme doughnuts instead of 2000 calories of apples.

  8. vlogginvlog says:

    I hope no one gets this! Prayers sent everyones way!!! <3

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