Caramel Apples Linked to Four Deaths in Multi-State Listeria Outbreak

December 20, 2014 12:11 AM

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iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid eating caramel apples after linking the fall treats to a multi-state listeria outbreak that has been linked to at least four deaths.

Officials from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that at least 28 people from 10 states, including Minnesota, Arizona and Texas, have been infected with Listeriosis due to Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause life-threatening illness.

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