Listeria Prompts Walmart, Costco, Trader Joe's, Wegmans Recalls
Peach, Plum, and Pluot Problems
UPDATE - July 24, 2014: The recall has expanded to include Whole Foods, Kroger, Ralph's, and Food 4 Less stores. Whole Foods is also including a number of baked goods and prepared salads in their recall. Whole fruits that should not be consumed are marked with a sticker that reads "Sweet 2 Eat" according to the FDA.
July 23, 2014: A variety of fruits are being recalled by many major national retailers for a listeria contamination. Wal-Mart, Costco, and Trader Joe's stores across the country are taking peaches, plums, nectarines, and more off their shelves.
The Wawona Packing Company is recalling the stone fruits (fruits with large pits) packed in their Cutler, California warehouses after an in-house test revealed the presence of the bacteria in their products. They shut down and sanitized immediately – tests following the clean-up showed no signs of dangerous contamination. Wawona and the stores it has shipped to are unaware of any illness as a result of listeria from their products. They are warning customers in stores and online that stone fruit purchased between June 1 and July 12 should be discarded, and that no one, especially pregnant women, seniors, or people with weakened immune systems, should eat them.
Additionally, Wegmans supermarkets are recalling a number of cakes, pies, and pastries that contain ingredients from Wawona. The full list of recalled items is available on the FDA website.
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