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Company issues recall for fruit, veggie and sandwich products

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From Ready Pac Foods Inc. 

Missa Bay, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ready Pac Foods, Inc., of Swedesboro, New Jersey is voluntarily recalling a total of 293,488 cases and 296,224 individually distributed units of fruit, vegetable, and sandwich products containing apples with the Use-by dates of July 8, 2012 through August 20, 2012 because they contain diced or sliced apples which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious or life-threatening food borne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it.

Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches, gastro intestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. The illness primarily impacts pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.

The recalled products were produced and distributed from the Missa Bay, LLC facility to retailers and foodservice operators in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee,Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

This recall notification is being issued due to finding Listeria monocytogenes on equipment used by Missa Bay, LLC to produce apple products. Missa Bay, LLC is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with this voluntary recall.

Only the specific products identified in the list below are included in the recall. Retailers and foodservice operators should check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the product is present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories.

Consumers who may have purchased the affected product are asked to record the Use-by date and/or UPC code number, immediately dispose of the product, and contact the Ready Pac Consumer Affairs Department, toll-free at (800) 800-7822, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) to obtain a full refund. Please visit our website at www.readypac.com for a copy of the release.

Ready Pac Foods, Inc. has earned an outstanding safety record for over 40 years and has taken immediate precautionary measures to protect public health by issuing this voluntary recall. Ready Pac customer service representatives have already contacted all customers impacted and are in the process of confirming that the recalled products are not in the stream of commerce. Consumers with questions may contact Ready Pac directly at 1-800-800-7822 M-F 8am-5pm PDT.

Product Description
Use-by-dates
UPCode

BK Fresh Apple Slices, 2oz, "Burger King" label
On or before August 13
UPC: n/a 

Snack Pac Apples & Caramel, 4oz, "Hannaford" label
On or before August 18
UPC: 4126817191

Snack Pac Apples, Granola & Yogurt, 4.3oz, "Hannaford" label
On or before August 18
UPC: 4126817195

Apple Slices, 1.2oz, "McDonalds" label
(ONLY in the following states: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ , NY, PA, RI , VT)
On or before August 19
UPC: n/a

Diced Apples for Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, 0.92oz, "McDonalds" label
(ONLY in the following states: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ , NY, PA, RI , VT)
On or before August 19
UPC: n/a

Fruit & Walnut Snack, 5.75oz, "McDonalds" label
On or before August 20
UPC: n/a

Apple Blue Pecan bistro, 4.75oz, "Ready Pac" label
On or before August 12
UPC: 7774529497

Fruit Frenzy, 32oz, "Ready Pac" label
On or before August 18
UPC: 7774523086

Fruit Tray Bien, 32oz, "Ready Pac" label
On or before August 18
UPC: 7774521606

Ready Snax Apples, Cheese with Caramel Dip, 4oz, "Ready Pac" label
On or before August 18
UPC: 7774523896

Ready Snax Apples, Celery, Raisins with Peanut Butter, 4oz, "Ready Pac" label
On or before August 18
UPC: 7774523897

Ready Snax Apples, Granola & Yogurt, 4.3oz, "Ready Pac" label
On or before August 18
UPC: 7774523089

Super Fruit Blend, 6oz, "Ready Pac" label
On or before August 17
UPC: 7774523076

Super Fruit Medley, 10.5oz, "Ready Pac" label
On or before August 16
UPC: 7774523746

Sweet Sunshine Platter, 37oz, "Ready Pac" label
On or before August 16
UPC: 7774524204

Apple, Blue Cheese & Pecan Complete Salad Kit, 8.75oz, "Safeway Farms" label
On or before August 18
UPC: 2113033680

Apple Caramel Dipper, 6.7oz, "Wawa" label
On or before August 16
UPC: 2619100394

Apple Peanut Butter Dipper, 6.5oz, "Wawa" label
On or before August 15
UPC: 2619100268

Apple Slices, 3.5oz, "Wawa" label
On or before August 16
UPC: 2619102232

Baby Carrots, 3oz, "Wawa" label
On or before August 16
UPC: 2619102517

Chicken Salad Snack, 6.7oz, "Wawa" label
On or before August 12
UPC: 2619102760

Chicken Salad Sandwich, 7.8oz, "Wawa" label
On or before August 10
UPC: 2619105670

Fruit & Cheese, 6oz, "Wawa" label
On or before August 11
UPC: 2619102567

Protein Power Pack, 7.8oz, "Wawa" label
On or before August 11
UPC: 2619102565

Red Grapes, 3oz, "Wawa" Label
On or before August 13
UPC: 2619102518

Turkey & Cheese Sandwich, 7.7oz, "Wawa" label
On or before August 10
UPC: 2619105622

Apples, Celery, Raisins & Peanut Butter, 4oz, "Wegmans" label
On or before August 18
UPC: 7789026744

Apples, Cheese & Caramel Dip, 4oz, "Wegmans" label
On or before August 15
UPC: 7789026743

Apples, Granola & Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt, 4.3oz, "Wegmans" label
On or before August 18
UPC: 7789026737

Instructions for Consumers:

Check your refrigerator for the above listed products with the Use-By dates July 8, 2012 through August 20, 2012. The location of the Use-by date and UPCode varies by product.

Consumers who may have purchased the affected product are asked to record the Use-By date and/or UPC code number, immediately dispose of the product, and contact the Ready Pac Consumer Affairs Department, toll-free at (800) 800-7822, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) to obtain a full refund. Please visit our website at www.readypac.com  for a copy of the release.

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