View Full Version : Fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Kroger stores

07-22-2014, 06:02 PM
Listeria risk prompts fruit recall - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/22/health/costco-fruit-recall/index.html?hpt=hp_t2):
(CNN) -- If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.

Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger and the Walmart Corp. -- which operates Walmart and Sam's Club stores, have all posted notices about the fruit recall on their websites. The recall is nationwide, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Internal testing at Wawona revealed the potential Listeria contamination, the FDA says. The facility was shut down and sanitized; subsequent tests have been negative for the food-borne illness.

"We are aware of no illnesses related to the consumption of these products," Wawona President Brent Smittcamp said in a statement. "By taking the precautionary step of recalling product, we will minimize even the slightest risk to public health, and that is our priority."

Trader Joe's has urged customers not to eat any of these stone fruits -- meaning fruits with large pits -- and to return them to a nearby store for a full refund.

In addition, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has recalled several of its baked goods that contain fruit from Wawona Packing Co. This includes cakes, pies, tarts and other pastries.
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At this time this appears to be a national recall.
It is NOT limited to various geographical areas.

Additional info;
CDC - Definition & Symptoms - Listeriosis (http://www.cdc.gov/listeria/definition.html)
Wawona Packing Co. Takes Precautionary Step of Voluntarily Recalling Fresh, Whole Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, and Pluots Because of Possible Health Risk (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm405943.htm)

Recall list:

There are actually numerous recalls listed at the FDA website every month. :scared_1: