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Caramel, Granny Smith, Gala apples involved in Listeria recall

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A California apple packing plant has been linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak.

So far, officials say six people may have died as a result of the bacteria.

Also, more than 30 people in 11 states have reported illnesses.

The Listeria was first found in prepackaged caramel apples, but the FDA is concerned other products may be tainted as well.

All Granny Smith and Gala apples from the Bidart Brothers plant have been recalled.

Customers should look for apples sold by Bidart Brothers, “Big B” or “Granny’s Best.”

Experts say some apples don’t have brand names, so you should ask the store if Bidart Brothers supplied the apples.

If you think you have some of the contaminated apples, throw them away immediately.

Listeria can contaminate other food, so you should sanitize the walls and shelves of your refrigerator.

The FDA is still investigating the outbreak.

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