For anyone who has purchased whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots recently, there is a voluntary recall of some of the fruits due to potential contamination from listeria monocytogenes.
That’s according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif is voluntarily recalling certain lots of the fruits packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12,2014.
Wawona Packing has notified retailers of the specific lots being recalled. No other products are impacted by this recall.
No illnesses have been linked to this recall to date.
The recalled products were shipped directly to retailers and wholesalers who resell the products. Because we do not know the locations of the companies that purchased the products from our direct customers, the company is issuing a nationwide recall.
Anyone who has the recalled products in their possession should not consume them and should discard them. Consumers with questions may contact Wawona Packing at 1-888-232-9912, M-F, 8am-5pm ET , or click HERE.
Wawona Packing has already notified its business customers and requested that they remove the recalled products from commerce. Wawona Packing is voluntarily recalling these products in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The recall was initiated based on internal company testing. The company shut down the implicated packing lines, retrofitted equipment, sanitized the facility and retested. Subsequent daily test results have been negative.
As for listeria monocytogenes, it is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.