HOUSTON -

A subsidiary of "Ready Pac" has recalled nearly 293,488 cases and296,224 individually packages of sliced apples because of a possible listeria contamination.

These are the same apples offered at McDonald's and Burger King.

No illnesses have been reported, but listeria was found on the equipment used to produce apple products by Missa Bay LLC, owned by Ready Pac Foods Inc., of Swedesboro, N.J.

They have a use-by date of July 8 through Aug. 20 and have been shipped to 36 states. The sliced apples were not shipped to Texas.

People should check their refrigerators for products with those use-by dates. If you may have purchased the recalled products, you're asked to record use-by dates and UPC codes and contact Ready Pac at 800-800-7822.

Listeria can be fatal. Symptoms include fever, nausea, or diarrhea.