Fruit Sold At Area Retailers Recalled For Listeria Risk

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS) — A California fruit packing company announced a recall of peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots after the some of the fruit tested positive for listeria, a potentially dangerous food-borne bacterium.

Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling the tree-ripened stone fruit that was packed on June 1, 2014 through July 12, 2014 and then shipped directly to retailers and wholesalers around the country who resell the products.

The U.S. Food And Drug Administration has released a full product list for consumers and photos of product labels.

The CDC estimates about 1,600 illnesses and 260 deaths are caused by Listeriosis each year in the United States.

This recall include fruits sold in some Kroger, Walmart or Sam's Club, Trader Joe's, and Costco locations.

The list of Fruit Under Recall:
Sold Individually (by the each) – June 2nd thru July 18th:
Organic White Nectarine
Organic Yellow Nectarine
White Nectarine
Yellow Nectarine
Organic Yellow Peach
White Peach
Yellow Peach
Organic Dapple Dandy Plumcot

Sold in 4LB Boxes – June 2nd thru July 19th (Julian Date Codes of 153 thru 193):
Peaches 4LB Box
Nectarines 4LB Box

Listeria monocytogenes can cause a potentially fatal infection and is particularly dangerous to older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems, according to the CDC. Symptoms may include fever and muscle aches, GI symptoms, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions.


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