Wegmans, Trader Joe’s Pull Fruit Products for Possible Listeria Contamination



A California company has recalled peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. While no one as of yet has been reported ill, the company, Wawona, says in a statement that it shut down and sanitized its processing facility when a sample tested positive for the bacteria, which can cause flu-like symptoms; they are using other facilities to maintain normal operations while the problem is being dealt with.

As a precautionary measure, Wawona has issued a voluntary recall of specific lots of produce packed between June 1st and July 12th. The products were shipped to stores nationwide, including Trader Joe’s, Giant, Costco, BJ’s and Sam’s Club. Wegmans has also joined the recall since Wawona’s fruit is used in its baked goods. The UPC numbers and product names for the Wegmans items are here. The photos and product info for the other stores’ goods are here.

If you have any of the affected products, the FDA wants you to refrain from eating them and throw them away. Contact Wawona Packing Co. at 888-232-9912 if you have questions or concerns.

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