Listeria Outbreak (2011)
Safeway pulls caramel apples amid listeria scare

Safeway has pulled prepackaged caramel apples from its shelves, the grocery chain said Tuesday, a day after the family of a person who died from a listeria infection linked to the fruit sued the company. Shirlee Jean Frey, who died Dec. 2, became ill after buying several caramel apples from a Safeway supermarket in Felton, Calif., in October, according to the suit filed Monday in Santa Cruz County Superior Court. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the 81-year-old woman was sickened with the same strains of listeria found in apples that infected 28 other people in nine states. Five of those people have died, although CDC officials say only three of the...