Hundreds of apples are being recalled in several states for potential contamination Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Jack Brown Produce, Inc. is recalling hundreds of Honeycrisp, Gala, Fuji and Golden Delicious apples in several states for possible listeria contamination.

The apples were distributed in stores in Michigan, Georgia, Missouri, Indiana and Ohio.

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The apples were distributed under the brand name “Apple Ridge,” according to an announcement by the FDA.

The FDA reports the potentially offending apples are labeled as followed on the bag and/or bag-closure clip:

  • Fuji: NOI 163, 165, 167, 169, 174
  • Honeycrisp: NOI 159, 160, 173
  • Golden Delicious: NOI 168
  • Gala: NOI 164, 166 on either the product labels and/or bag-closure clip.

Listeria can be serious and sometimes fatal in children and the elderly. Healthy people may suffer short-term symptoms such as fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

The FDA also said that “consumers who have purchased Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious Apples under the brand name ‘Apple Ridge’ on or after December 11, 2017 are urged to destroy the product and contact Jack Brown Produce, Inc. for a full refund.”

Jessica Sooknanan is the Editor of Hot Topics. Hot Topics, a top-rated TV show airing in Atlanta, Charlotte and Orlando, wraps the crazy viral stories of the week. Jessica is a graduate of the University of Georgia and joined the Rare team in 2016.
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