According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums, and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Contact with Listeria monocytogenes can lead to listeriosis in older adults, pregnant women, infants, and adults with compromised immune systems. Symptoms include fever and muscle aches, headache, confusion, colvusions, and diarrhea or other gastrointestinal problems. Infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or infection of the newborn. Listeriosis can be treated with antibiotics.
The recalled fruit was distributed nationwide by Costco, Trader Joe’s, and the Walmart Corp., which operates Walmart and Sam’s Club stores. The contaminated fruit would have been sold between June 1 and July 19, and could include:
- Organic white nectarines
- Organic yellow nectarines
- White nectarines
- Yellow nectarines
- Organic yellow peaches
- White peaches
- Yellow peaches
- Organic dapple dandy plumcots
The Fruit should be thrown away or returned immediately. Most stores are offering full refunds. Consumers with questions can contact Wawona Packing at 1-888-232-9912, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm ET, or visit www.wawonapacking.com.
Photos of products sold are available here.