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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Canada: Caramel Apples Recalled Due to Listeria

Industry is recalling Happy Apples brand Caramel Apples from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
The following products, made in the United States (US), are known to have been sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan and may have also been distributed in other provinces and territories. These products may also have been purchased in the US.

Recalled products

Brand Name
Common Name
Code(s) on Product
Happy Apples
Caramel Apples – all varieties
All best use by dates between August 25 and November 23, 2014*
*Based on the "best use by date", it is more likely that these products would be found in consumers' homes rather than at retail.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. If found, secure the caramel apple in a plastic bag and throw it out. Do not consume.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

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