Several brands of candy apples are being recalled due to possible listeria contamination. At least four people have died from eating the contaminated candy apples. For specific information on which brands are being recalled, see the Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)’s recalls page.
Everyone should be aware of basic food safety guidelines. Several publications available from our library contain important food safety information. Be sure to check out Bacterial Foodborne Illness from the Colorado State University Extension and CDPHE’s Listeria webpage for helpful information. Search the term “food safety” in our web catalog for more publications, including information on other conditions such as botulism; how to keep your food safe during warm weather or a power outage; farmers’ market food safety guidelines; and serving safe foods to children.