December 30, 2014 — Merb’s Candies, of St. Louis, Missouri, has become the third company to issue a voluntary recall for caramel apples that may be contaminated with Listeria.
The company sold Bionic Apples and Double Dipped Apples at grocery stores in the St. Louis area and also nationwide via mail-order. The commercially-produced caramel apples were sold pre-packaged in cellophane.
They were sold from September 8 until November 25, 2014. Production of the apples stopped on November 23. The apples are no longer available for purchase.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns that caramel apples have been linked to 30 illnesses, including five deaths, nine infections in pregnant women, and three invasive infections (meningitis) in children.
The FDA is warning:
“Out of an abundance of caution and consumer safety concerns, we recommend that any consumers that are still in possession of caramel apples follow the advice of the CDC and dispose of the product in a secure container to avoid potential contamination to animals.”
About 30 illnesses in 10 states have been linked to the outbreak, including nine pregnant women and three children who developed invasive infections (meningitis). Five people have died, including three where Listeria likely contributed to the death. Everyone who was infected was hospitalized.
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