This is an update to these previous blogs:
- Health Hazard Alert: Happy Apples Brand Caramel Apples are Recalled (first list of recalled apples), and
- 2nd, 3rd & 4th Lists of Recalled Apples: Granny Smith Apples & Gala Apples from Bidart Bros.
The recent recalls were triggered by:
- a recall initiated by the US producer which may be related to a foodborne illness outbreak, and
- the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA’s) inspection activities related to the recall of Granny Smith and Gala apples exported by Bidart Bros. in the US.
Recall Classification: Class 1.
- Class 1 is a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of, or exposure to, a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is working with its federal partners, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Health Canada, and the United States Food and Drug Administration and is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.
- PHAC is monitoring the US outbreak investigation.
- For more information see the Public Health Notice issued by PHAC dated January 14, 2015.
- There are currently two cases of listeriosis in Canada with the same genetic fingerprint as seen in the US investigation.
- Since the investigation began, more detailed testing on the two Canadians cases has been completed concluding that only a single case (found in Manitoba) is genetically related to the US outbreak of Listeria. This individual has reported eating a caramel apple.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, St. John’s, NL, is recalling caramel apples that used recalled apples sourced from the United States (US) from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes bacteria contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products.
- Please click here for the description of these recalled apples/apple products of the fifth list.
- These products were sold at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 23 Rowan St., St. John’s, NL.
- Check to see if you have recalled products. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.
- There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
Scotian Gold Co-operative Limited is recalling Scotian Gold brand apple slices that used apples sourced from the United States (US) that are now recalled from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes bacteria contamination.