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Registered: ‎06-19-2010

Mrs. Prindable Apples......safe or not???

I finally received my apples. Had ordered them before I learned about all the people getting sick after eating caramel apples. Did anyone consume the ones they got without getting sick? I'm not sure what to do. Thinking of sending them back. Hate to do that because I really love them.

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Registered: ‎12-17-2012

Re: Mrs. Prindable Apples......safe or not???

They (QVC) had posted something a while back stating that they were safe. Others had posted that theirs were fine and they had been eating them.

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Registered: ‎03-18-2010

Re: Mrs. Prindable Apples......safe or not???

From what I saw last night on the news only one brand is responsible.... here is an excerpt from CNN.

On Wednesday, the Happy Apple Company of Washington, Missouri, issued a voluntary recall of Happy Apple Brand caramel apples with a best use by date between August 25 and November 23, 2014. The apples have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/19/health/caramel-apple-listeria/index.html

However this is what the FDA has to say:

The Food and Drug Administration is continuing to advise consumers not to eat prepacked, commercially produced whole caramel apples.

The recalled Happy Apple caramel apples were sold in single pack, three packs, four packs and eight packs with a best use by date between Aug. 25 and Nov. 23. They were available for retail sale through grocery, discount and club stores in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

Happy Apple said the recalled caramel apples were no longer available in stores.

The grocery chain Safeway pulled prepackaged caramel apples from its shelves after the family of an 81-year-old woman who died of listeria filed suit Monday. She had bought several caramel apples from a Safeway supermarket in Felton, California, in October, the suit claimed.

The FDA says five deaths have been reported, with listeriosis contributing to three of the deaths. It is unclear whether it contributed to a fourth, the agency said, while a fifth death was unrelated to listeriosis, the infection caused by the bacteria.

THis is the link to that article.... http://news.yahoo.com/firm-recalls-caramel-apples-amid-listeria-fears-035137343.html;_ylt=A0LEVrylsp...

For me, I would probably go ahead and eat them though. The chances are so slim but you should do what you feel is best. I would call up QVC and see what they have to say.

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Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Mrs. Prindable Apples......safe or not???

I saw this report on CNN too...who would give as Christmas gifts apples with a Best Use date back around Thanksgiving???????

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Registered: ‎11-13-2014

Re: Mrs. Prindable Apples......safe or not???

I would not eat any until they have been cleared.

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Registered: ‎03-13-2010

Re: Mrs. Prindable Apples......safe or not???

Mrs. Prindables are safe.

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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Mrs. Prindable Apples......safe or not???

Mrs. Prindables gave a statement and it was printed here on the Forums, that their apples were safe because they make their own caramel every day. Enjoy the ones you have!

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Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Mrs. Prindable Apples......safe or not???

I received 2 as gifts & ate the both- they were delicious! I was a little concerned but I know they're made fresh daily. Who knows how old the ones you buy elsewhere are... A coworker bought some caramel apples in October from a supermarket. They weren't Mrs. Prindables & when they unwrapped them there were fruit flies in them! I think these are the ones to worry about.
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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Mrs. Prindable Apples......safe or not???

Thanks for the updated information, Irish Girl! I hope this closes this case. Yeah, a lot of it has already been said but some people, I guess, chose to not believe what they were hearing. I guess it is understandable, since Listeria is horrible. But most of the facts have been out there.

I feel badly for QVC and Mrs P (even though I'm not a Mrs P customer), because they really took a heavy hit. I wonder how many people insisted that they get their money back and still used the product since it was pretty clear, all along, that this line was exempt from the recall.

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Registered: ‎04-28-2010

Re: Mrs. Prindable Apples......safe or not???

Slightly off topic, and in general: I always buy local, fresh. A year or so ago, I ordered a food item (not QVC, etc.), and the entire box was permeated with a strong chemical/perfume odor. I had to store the unopened box out on my porch, and even then, the odor permeated into my entry way/foyer. They must spray the delivery trucks and/or storage warehouses used in transit. It was a holiday weekend, so who knows where it was temporarily stored. The tracking stated it was delivered somewhere in the South until pick-up for the remainder of the transit, etc. I wouldn't order anything edible on a four day weekend. They hire private delivery contractors, I'm thinking.........don't know for sure, though. No more food orders from me, especially when there is a holiday weekend during transit. JMO. We have tons of local candy shops/bakeries/etc., which makes a big difference, though, re: my opinion.

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