Yikes – before you bite into that delicious peach (or nectarine, or plum) stop and read on! If you’ve bought any fruit lately at Costco, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, Walmart or Sam’s Club stores, then you need to be careful.
Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria.
The recall is nationwide, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Internal testing at Wawona revealed the potential Listeria contamination, the FDA says.
“We are aware of no illnesses related to the consumption of these products,” Wawona President Brent Smittcamp said in a statement. “By taking the precautionary step of recalling product, we will minimize even the slightest risk to public health, and that is our priority.”
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has recalled several of its baked goods that contain fruit including cakes, pies, tarts and other pastries. For a full list, see FDA.gov.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list the most common symptoms of Listeriosis are diarrhea, fever and muscle aches. Pregnant women, infants, older adults and people with a weakened immune system are more at risk for a serious infection.