March 26, 2001Crunch Pak Apple Packages
Recalled in 17 States
WA (SafetyAlerts) - Fresh Products
Northwest is recalling its Crunch Pak Fresh Sliced Apple packages because the product may
be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria
monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease.
Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe
headache, neck stiffness, and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and
stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weak immune
systems--infants, the frail or elderly, and persons with chronic disease, with HIV
infection, or taking chemotherapy.
No illnesses have been reported.
The product was distributed to wholesalers and retailers in Arizona, California, Idaho,
Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon,
Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.
All Crunch Pak varieties are included in the recall. Recalled products will have a ``best
if used by'' date of March 21 through April 11 printed on the bag or carton label, the
The company said it is working with the Food and Drug Administration.
Consumers with questions can call Mary Hixson at
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafetyAlerts subscribers March
26, 2001. For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service
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