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Deadly Listeria Outbreak Linked to Peaches, Plums, Nectarines

Deadly Listeria Outbreak Linked to Peaches, Plums, Nectarines

November 20, 2023 — A deadly outbreak of Listeria illnesses has been linked to peaches, plums, and nectarines that were recalled by HMC Farms.

As of November 17, at least 11 people were infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria in 7 states from August 2018 to August 2023, according to the outbreak investigation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

There were 10 sick people with information available. All of them were hospitalized, including one person who died in California. One person got sick during their pregnancy and had a preterm labor.

Last month, FDA investigators tested a sample of peaches from HMC Farms and it was positive for the outbreak strain of Listeria.

On November 17, HMC Farms voluntarily recalled whole peaches, plums, and nectarines sold in stores between May 1 and November 15 in 2022 and 2023.

The fruit is no longer available in retail stores, but consumers may have frozen the recalled fruit at home for later use.

Consumers are urged to check their freezers for the recalled fruit, not consumer it, and discard it.

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The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Listeria induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with Listeria after eating peaches, plums and nectarines from HMC Farms, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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