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Listeria Fears Prompt Recall of Apple Slices

Apple slices, including those sold at grocery stores and McDonald's and Burger King fast food restaurants, have been recalled because the food-borne bacteria listeria was found on equipment where the food was processed.  The apples were produced by Missa Bay LLC, owned by Ready Pac Foods Inc. of Swedesboro, N.J. According to The Associated Press:

Packaged apple slices distributed to McDonald's and Burger King in some states are included in the recall as are packaged food containing apples distributed to Wawa convenience store and Wegman's grocery chains and some "Ready Pac" products.

Recalled products have use-by dates of July 8 through Aug. 20. Missa Bay announced the voluntary recall on Friday, saying the food went to 36 states and the District of Columbia. People may contact Ready Pac at 800-800-7822 or visit

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