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Food Recall Warning - Caramel apples from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, St. John's, NL, recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Recall date:
January 9, 2015
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Newfoundland and Labrador
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, January 9, 2015 - Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, St. John's, NL, is recalling caramel apples that used recalled apples sourced from the United States (US) from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products were sold at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 23 Rowan St., St. John's, NL.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Code(s) on Product
None Classic M&M Caramel Apples
N/A None Sold from December 23, 2014 up to and including January 07, 2015
None Classic Almond Caramel Apples
N/A None Sold from December 23, 2014 up to and including January 07, 2015
None Original Caramel Apples
N/A None Sold from December 23, 2014 up to and including January 07, 2015

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.


This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities related to the recall of Granny Smith and Gala apples exported by Bidart Bros. in the US. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.


There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

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