A fruit packing company from southern California is choosing to recall certain lots of fruit due to the chance of the fruit being contaminated by harmful bacteria.
Wawona Packing Company of Cutler California announced they are recalling white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, plums, and pluots that were packed between June 1st and July 12th of this year.
Nobody has reportedly gotten sick from this fruit, but there is a chance the food is contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious infections in young children, elderly people, and anybody with a weakened immune system. Symptoms include a high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. A Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Healthy adults might also experience short-term symptoms.
All of the recalled fruit has been removed from shelves in stores, but plenty of the fruit has already been sold to customers. Due to the quick process of distributing fresh fruit, the recall is nationwide. The fruit has been sold in Trader Joe’s and Costco, but is not exclusive to those stores. The FDA has posted pictures of the recalled products and their packaging here, as well as the list of recalled fruits listed by information you can find on the fruit’s labels here. If you have questions you can also call Wawona Packing at 1-888-232-9912, or visit www.wawonapacking.com.
If you find any recalled fruit, don’t eat it.
Greg Cotta filed this report.