Apple Slices Sold At McDonalds, Burger King, Recalled Over Listeria Risk

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  1. Magnificent Mr. Hole

    Magnificent Mr. Hole Well-Known Member

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    People going to McDonalds or Burger King and ordering apples. :giggle:


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    WASHINGTON -- Sliced apples distributed to fast-food and grocery chains across the country are among packaged products being recalled due to possible listeria contamination.

    No illnesses have been reported, but listeria was found on equipment used to produce apple products by Missa Bay LLC, owned by Ready Pac Foods Inc. of Swedesboro, N.J.

    Packaged apple slices distributed to McDonald's and Burger King in some states are included in the recall, as are some packaged fruit, veggies, salads and sandwiches containing apples distributed to Wawa convenience store and Wegman's grocery chains, as well as various apple and fruit snacks with "Ready Pac" labels and apple salad kits with a "Safeway Farms" label.

    The recalled snacks have use-by dates of July 8 through Aug. 20, the company said. People should check their refrigerators for products with those use-by dates, the company said, and it asked retailers to check store shelves and inventories to make sure none of the packages are there.

    Listeria is a bacteria that causes food poisoning and is especially dangerous to pregnant women. While a pregnant woman may experience mild, flu-like symptoms, the illness caused by listeria can lead to miscarriage, premature delivery or life-threatening infection in newborns.

    Symptoms in people besides pregnant women can include fever and muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions.

    An outbreak of listeria in cantaloupes last year was linked to 30 deaths and one report of a pregnant woman who had a miscarriage while she was sick.
     
  2. Butcher

    Butcher ?

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    Laughing listeria pain :emperor:
     
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    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    That's sad. Some parents honestly do try to make smart choices for little ones (4-5 and under).

    I just hope it doesn't turn parents off to making these smarter choices.

    Some of the healthiest foods (spinach, other veggies) can be tainted with listeria. the real discussion, IMO, is the FDA's inability (due to $$$) to bring down tighter oversight on those who grow, harvest, transport and deliver our food supply.
     
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    More, bigger government is ALWAYS the answer :dancin2:
     
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    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    That's exactly what government is supposed to be doing.
     
  6. Magnificent Mr. Hole

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    And apples are very absorbent so all the pesticides we put on our fruits and vegs apples are sucking them up and washing them will do nothing to get rid of them, one of the cases where you really should buy organic when it come to apples.
     
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    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    Glad I stuck with the Apple Pies.
     
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    Sir, I don't go to McD's for apples :jj:
     
  10. banksy

    banksy You wrote "I love you" in lipstick on the mirror VIP

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    I tasted those once and told the wife and grandparents to never buy them for my kids. They've got an awful chemical taste.
     
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    Korean McDonalds don't waste time with apples.

    They just serve up the good stuff :umunch:



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    No, you go for cheeseburgers, and I get that, but maybe, if you had kids, you might want to make a smarter choice for them if you find yourself there.

    Nothing wrong with that.
     
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    why are people getting fruit at those places anyways
     
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    Generally Americans are fat and dum :secret:
     
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    If I slice an apple it turns brown in 5 minutes. I think they are using formaldehyde to keep them white for weeks on end.
     
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    If I had kids, I sure as fuck aint takin them to McDonalds.
    OK, maybe once a year but that's it.
    Just for the record .. when I was a kid, my mom never took me there, she knew better.
     
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    Your mom must have hated you :nocheer:
     
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