Nationwide recall of fruit includes Costco, Sam’s Club

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that a California packing company is voluntarily doing a nationwide recall of certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots (plum-apricot hybrids) packed between June 1 through July 12 due to the potential of the fruits being contaminated with listeria, an organism that’s particularly dangerous to young children and frail and elderly people.

Wawona Packing has notified retailers, which include Costco and Sam’s Club, of the specific lots being recalled.

The FDA has released photos of product labels for consumers.

Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Listeria can incubate for either several days or up to two months before symptoms start to show.

Anyone who has the recalled fruits in their possession should not consume them and should discard them.

No illnesses have been linked to this recall to date.

The suspected fruit can be returned to Costco for a full refund.

Contact Sam’s Club for more information.





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