Recall Alert: Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, Pluots

ByAnisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
Published
Feb 2016
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You’re going to want to take a break from some of your favorite summertime fruits. Wawona Packing Co. has issued a nationwide voluntary recall on white and yellow nectarines, white and yellow peaches, plums and pluots. The recall comes in the wake of a Listeria contamination scare at Wawona’s California warehouses.

Wegman’s, Trader Joe’s, Costco and Walmart are the major stores that received the potentially contaminated fruit, which was packaged and shipped between June 1 and July 12. The stores have all posted recall information on their websites.

No illnesses have been reported in relation to eating these fruits, but, as Wawona president Brent Smittcamp said in a statement, “By taking the precautionary step of recalling product, we will minimize even the slightest risk to public health, and that is our priority.” The plant has been shut down and sanitized, and recent tests for Listeria came back negative.

If you consume _Listeria monocytogenes _bacterium, you’ll probably be hit with Listeriosis, or food poisoning. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, nausea, headache and diarrhea. But Listeriosis has especially scary consequences for pregnant women: miscarriage, premature delivery, newborn infection and stillbirth.

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