Ready Pac Foods Inc. is recalling apple slices and pieces that were sold at fast food chains including McDonald’s and Burger King, as well as at supermarkets and convenience stores, because of possible listeria contamination.
The Irwindale, Calif.,-based company says it’s recalling 293,488 cases and 296,224 individually distributed units of fruit, vegetable, and sandwich products containing its apples. The products were sold in 36 states and the District of Columbia.
At McDonald’s Corp., the apples were used for the company’s sliced apple packs, fruit & maple oatmeal and fruit & walnut snack trays in select states. In a statement, McDonald’s said it stopped serving all apple products from the Ready Pac facility where the contamination was found as a precautionary step. The Oak Brook, Ill.-based chain said it hasn’t received any confirmed cases of illness.