A number of food stores have removed some nectarines, peaches, and plums from the shelves after learning the fruit may be contaminated.
The announcement came after Wawona Packing Company, who supplied the stores with the fruit, initiated a voluntary recall over possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, bacteria that can cause the rare but potentially fatal disease Listeriosis.
According to the CDC , “the disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, rarely, persons without these risk factors can also be affected.”
The disease can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, nausea and miscarriages or stillbirths.
The food included in this recall are as follows:
- Organic Nectarines, PLU 94378
- Organic Peaches, PLU 94044
- Orchard Perfect Nectarines, PLU 4378 and PLU 4036
- Orchard Perfect Peaches, PLU 4044 and PLU 4038
- Orchard Perfect White Peaches, PLU 4401
- Orchard Perfect Black Plums, PLU 4040
- Orchard Perfect White Nectarines, PLU 3035
The fruit was sold at a number of stores including Giant, Martins, Trader Joe's Wegmans, Costco and Walmart.
Those interested in more information about the recall can contact Wawona Packing Company at 1-888-232-9912.