Calling all fruit lovers. If you’ve recently purchased produce, there may be a recall on your items!
Several food stores are recalling a variety of fruit after their supplier, Wawona Packaging Co. announced the produce may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause listeriosis. The most common symptoms of listeriosis are gastrointestinal issues (such as diarrhea), fever, and muscle aches. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pregnant women, infants, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk for a more serious infection.
There have been no reports of food-related illnesses thus far, however stores containing the potentially contaminated produce are proceeding with caution.
Here is a list of stores currently involved in the recall:
- Food 4 Less
- Trader Joe’s
- Walmart (including Sam’s Club)
- Whole Foods
The recall includes items with stickers on them that say "SWEET 2 EAT", which were sold between June 2 and July 18. The following is a list of all recalled fruit:
- Organic yellow nectarines
- Organic white nectarines
- Yellow nectarines
- White nectarines
- Organic yellow peaches
- Yellow peaches
- White peaches
- Organic dapple dandy plumcots
The recall also includes four-pound boxes of fruit from Trader Joe's sold between June 2 and July 19.
Whole Foods and Wegman's are also is recalling several of their baked goods that may contain the contaminated fruit, such as cakes, tarts, and salsas. Click here for a complete list of recalled bakery items.
Those who have purchased the contaminated produce are urged to throw out the items or return them to their place of purchase for a full refund.
If you have already eaten one of the recalled products and begin to feel ill, see your doctor and tell him or her about the recall.
Questions? Contact Wawona Packaging at 1-888-232-9912 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.