Del Monte Recalls Granny Smith Apples Sold At 7-Eleven And Coremark

Fruit in convenience stores is a healthy snack option, but maybe not such a healthy option when potentially contaminated with bacteria that could make you sick. Del Monte Granny Smith (green) apples distributed to convenience stores in the central and mountain regions of the country may have Listeria bacteria, and have been recalled.

It’s pretty unlikely that you still have the fruit around or could identify it if you do, though: the affected fruit was sold between the 1st and 12th of October, and was in open displays in 7-Eleven and Coremark stores.

In what we’re sure is a very interesting backstory, a customer happened to test an apple purchased at a convenience store and discovered the bacterial contamination. There have been no reported illnesses, but illness from Listeria isn’t necessarily serious: some people, especially if they’re healthy adults, might only have a bit of gastrointestinal distress.

People who are old, young, or immunocompromised can become critically ill or die from complications of listeriosis, and it is known to cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

If you have any questions, or discover that you have any of the affected fruit, call Del Monte at 1-800-659-6500 (a 24-hour hotline) or e-mail Contact-US-Executive-Office@freshdelmonte.com.

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc., Recalls Limited Quantity of Fresh Apples Due to Possible Health Risk [FDA]