If you bought fresh whole peaches, nectarines, plums or pluots from City Market or other King Soopers stores recently, you’ll want to check the sticker.
Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1 – July 12,2014, due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The PLU sticker on the recalled fruit will say “Sweet 2 Eat” and have any of these UPC codes: 4044, 4038, 4401, 4378, 4036, 3035, 4042, 4040, 3278, 3609, 3611 and 4440.
No illnesses have been linked to this recall to date.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Anyone who has the recalled products in their possession should not consume them and should discard them. Consumers with questions may contact Wawona Packing at 1-888-232-9912, M-F, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Eastern Time or visit www.wawonapacking.com
The recall was initiated based on internal company testing. The company shut down the implicated packing lines, retrofitted equipment, sanitized the facility and retested. Subsequent daily test results have been negative.
“We are aware of no illnesses related to the consumption of these products,” said Brent Smittcamp, president of Wawona Packing Co. “By taking the precautionary step of recalling product, we will minimize even the slightest risk to public health, and that is our priority.”