Fruit Recalled For Listeria Contamination

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Packaged fresh fruit sold at select stores, including Costco, BJ’s, Trader Joe’s, has been recalled due to a possible listeria contamination threat, according to HealthDay.

The voluntary recall includes peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots — apricot-plum hybrids — packaged between June 1 and July 12 by Wawona Packing Co.

“Because we do not know the locations of the companies that purchased the products from our direct customers, the company is issuing a nationwide recall,” Wawona said in a news release Sunday.

Listeria, caused by L. monocytogenes bacteria, causes fever and chills, headache, upset stomach and vomiting, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is most likely to affect pregnant women and unborn babies, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.

Wawona said internal testing discovered traces of the virulent bacteria, but no illnesses have been reported.

The items affected by the recall include peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots sold in clamshell-type packages of six. If you bought the fruit, throw it away immediately. Consumers with questions can call Wawona Packing at 1-888-232-9912 or check www.wawonapacking.com.

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