There is a nationwide recall on fresh fruit that is coming from a California-based distributor. Peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots sold at Trader Joe’s and Costco, among other nationwide retailers, are being recalled. You will want to check the fruit that you have purchased, the affected fresh fruit was packed between June 1 and July 12.
“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 Packing Co. said in a news release July 20.
The packing lines and equipment connected with the possible contamination have been retrofitted, sanitized and retested, the company said. Tests taken daily since the discovery of the bacteria have been negative.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections, especially in young children, elderly people or those with weakened immune systems.
Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in women who are pregnant.
No illnesses yet have been linked to this recall, the company said.
Anyone who bought the fruit should throw it away immediately. Customers can direct their questions to Wawona Packing at 1-888-232-9912.