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Apple Recall Linked To Listeria Could Make Texomans Sick

Wichita Falls, TX - An apple recall linked to a Listeria outbreak that has killed four people is growing.

The original recall centered around caramel apples, but now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said tainted apples also include granny smith and gala apples produced by the Bakersville, California company, Bidart Brothers.

The apple grower is recalling all apples that may have Listeria. As of December 31 there have been 32 people infected in 11 states, including four in Texas. Of those, 31 people have been hospitalized and three deaths have been reported.

Listeria is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria.

According to the CDC people at higher risk for Listeria include elderly, people with weak immune systems and pregnant women.

Symptoms of Listeria include a fever and muscle aches, sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.

Health officials advise anyone who may have recently bought granny smith, gala or prepackaged caramel apples to ask your local produce department if they came from Bidart brothers. If you cannot figure out where the apples came from, the best advice is for you to throw them away.

To prevent being affected by Listeria: rinse, scrub and dry fruit. Also, make sure to properly separate from other food items such as meat, poultry or vegetables.

Health officials at United Regional said they have not had any confirmed cases of Listeria within the last six months.

Jimmie Johnson, Newschannel 6

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