Have you purchased produce lately from Costco, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, or Kroger?
You might have to toss your summer bounty of fruits in light of a recent nationwide recall.
Wawona Packing Co. voluntarily recalled nectarines, peaches, pluots, and plums that were packed and shipped from its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. The company believes that the shipment may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause Listeriosis, better known as food poisoning.
There have been no illnesses or deaths reported as of yet, but Wowana wanted to take precautionary measures to ensure that no one would be affected by the contamination.
Trader Joe’s, Walmart Corp., Costco, and Kroger have all issued recall alerts via their websites, and the Wawona facility the produce originated from has since been completely sanitized.
Luckily, the contamination is limited to the tree-ripened stone fruits mentioned–all other produce is still safe for consumption.
To find out more about this recall, visit the FDA’s safety press release.