Listeria is a serious illness and can cause death. During the end of October and through November many folks have been seriously ill with Listeria. A few have already died, so it appears that the contamination is still out there. Most of the folks interviewed with illness had eaten prepackaged, Caramel Apples.
Symptoms of listeriosis infection include muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, fever, and convulsions. Typically, symptoms begin three to 70 days after eating the tainted food. And it can be deadly.
Since a specific source has not been found, it might be best to avoid all Caramel Apples until this mystery is solved.