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, Walmart Corp and Trader Joe’s have pulled the contaminated fruit from their store shelves and have all posted notices about the peach recall on their websites. The recall is nationwide, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Company officials said that because they don’t know where the fruit ended up, they issued a nationwide recall.
Some of the fruit was sold under the Sweet 2 Eat label.
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.”
For a full list of Wawona Packing Recalls Product List see FDA.gov.
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.
The following recalled products may contain the affected Wawona-packed fruits. The products are labeled with a store-printed scale label that will identify the product and UPC.
Recalled Cakes and Pies
Peach Melba Whipped Cream, 34 oz. UPC 7789033104
Fruit-Topped Short Cake, 1/4 sheet, 49 oz. UPC 7789032772
Genoise Cake,1/4 sheet, 64 oz. UPC 7789027385
Fruit-Topped Cheese Cake, large, 54 oz. UPC 7789026438
Fruit-Topped Cheese Cake, small, 18 oz. UPC 7789026441
Fruit-Topped Cream Cheese Pie 40 oz. UPC 7789018953
Recalled Tarts and Other Pastries
Vanilla Trifle, 8 oz. UPC 7789080600
Peach Melba Tart, 26 oz. UPC 7789098553
Rectangular Fruit Tart, 37 oz. UPC 20823800000
Mixed Fruit Tart, 30 oz. UPC 20819500000
Square Fruit Tart, 48 oz. UPC 20823700000
Lg. Fruit Strip (Puff Pastry), 11 oz. UPC 20829200000
Sm. Fruit Strip (Puff Pastry), 3 oz. UPC 20829100000
Frangipane (tart), 30 oz. UPC 7789091064
Lg. Fruit Crostata, 21 oz. UPC 20829300000
Sm. Fruit Crostata, 7 oz. UPC 20829900000
Lg. Nectarine Crostata, 21 oz. UPC 20823100000
Sm. Nectarine Crostata, 6 oz. UPC 20832600000
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause Listeriosis. The most common symptoms of Listeriosis are gastrointestinal issues (such as diarrhea), fever and muscle aches. Pregnant women, infants, older adults and people with a weakened immune system are particularly at risk for a more serious infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Clovis-based Wawona Frozen Foods is a separate company and is not involved in the voluntary recall.
Anyone who has the recalled fruit is advised to throw it away. Consumers with questions may contact Wawona Packing at 1 (888) 232-9912, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit www.wawonapacking.com.
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