Packing Company Recalls Fresh Fruit due to Health Risk

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
California Peaches

A fruit company from southern California has issued a nationwide recall on fresh peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots because of possible health risks

CUTLER, California—

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.comdisclaimer icon.

If you find any recalled fruit, don’t eat it.

Greg Cotta filed this report.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s