Listeria fears prompt recall for fruit sold at Kroger, Trader Joe's, Costco

Packaging containing fruit recalled by California-based Wawona Packing Company over Listeria concerns.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Trader Joe's is recalling some fresh produce supplied by a company in California over possible listeria contamination.

Wawona Packing, located in Cutler, California, is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots packed between June 1 and July 12 because the produce could be contaminated with Listeria. The fruit is commonly sold at popular wholesalers and retailers including Kroger, Costco and Trader Joe's.

Listeria can cause serious, potentially-fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, and can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Healthy people may suffer only short-term symptoms including high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea.

Wawona Packing's president says they are not aware of any illnesses related to the products, but are urging customers to throw out any recalled fruit.

For photos of affected products, including additional details, please click here.

You can view Kroger's recall information here.
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