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CDC Warns Against Eating Prepackaged Caramel Apples Amid Listeria Concerns

The CDC said it knows of 28 cases in which people were sickened by a form of bacterial food poisoning called listeria, with 26 hospitalized

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    Caramel Apples Blamed for Deadly Food Poisoning Outbreak

    An emergency room doctor at Northwestern Hospital breaks down the CDC's warning about listeria in prepackaged caramel apples. It's being blamed for at least four deaths. Natalie Martinez reports. (Published Friday, Dec. 19, 2014)

    Health officials on Friday said prepackaged caramel apples have been linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said investigators were trying to determine the specific brands that were involved, but consumers are being warned not to eat prepackaged caramel apples until more is known.

    The CDC said it knows of 28 cases in which people were sickened by a form of bacterial food poisoning called listeria, with 26 hospitalized. They got sick between Oct. 17 and Nov. 27. CDC said it's possible other illnesses have occurred since then.

    Two of the deaths were in Minnesota, according to state health officials.

    The CDC said the illnesses also occurred in Arizona, California, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.

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