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Trader Joe’s and Costco Recall Fruit for Listeria Risk

July 22, 2014 — Several major grocery stores have recalled tree-ripened stone fruits because they might cause food poisoning.

The recall affects white and yellow peaches and nectarines, plums, and pluots (apricot/plum hybrids) that were sold at Trader Joe’s, Costco, BJ’s, and Wegman’s grocery stores. Wegman’s has also recalled pastries, pies, tarts, and cakes that were made with the recalled fruit.

The manufacturer, Wawona Packing Co. of Cutler, California, has recalled fruit that was packed between June 1 and July 12, 2014. Products were sold in plastic bags, clamshell containers, and cardboard boxes.

Recalled product information:

The president of Wawona Packing, Brent Smittcamp, said it was unclear how the fruit became contaminated and the recall is a voluntary, precautionary measure:

“After a sample tested positive, the company shut down the implicated packing lines, retrofitted equipment, sanitized the facility and retested. Subsequent daily test results have been negative.”

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that causes listeriosis, a severe form of food poisoning that can be deadly for young children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems. Pregnant women can also have a miscarriage or stillbirth if they become infected. Symptoms typically include fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, severe headache, and stiffness.

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