Aldi recalls apples sold in Ohio and several other states

BATAVIA, Illinois — If you shop at Aldi, you’ll want to check your refrigerator or fruit bowl for apples that are part of a recall.

In a news release, Aldi said it was voluntarily recalling an assortment of apples that were sold starting on Dec. 13, 2017 at stores in Ohio, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, and North Carolina. According to Jack Brown Produce, Inc., the apples might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Aldi released a list of products and UPC codes that are part of the recall:

  • Fuji Apples, 3 lb. bag, UPC code: 033383087139
  • Gala Apples, 3 lb. bag, UPC code: 033383086897
  • Golden Apples, 3 lb. bag, UPC code: 033383081175
  • Honeycrisp Apples, 2 lb. bag, UPC code: 079954000015
  • Honeycrisp Apples, unpackaged, PLU sticker: 3283

Aldi said there were no known illnesses reported from consuming the recalled apples.

They can be returned to the store for a full refund.

The company directed any customers with questions about the recall to Jack Brown Produce, Inc. They can be reached by phone at (616)887-9568.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1600 people get listeriosis each year, and about 260 die. The agency says the infection is most likely to cause illness in pregnant women, newborns, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.