If you recently bought fruit from Trader Joe's, Costco, a Wegman's or Sam's Club, you might want to hold off enjoying it and making sure it's not part of a fruit recall.
The Wawona Packing Company of California is recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that maybe potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytognes. They were sold at the two wholesale clubs and food market. While no illness has yet been reported, consumers are being urged to not eat the fruit as Listeria can bring on serious illness and even potentially death.
Seniors, pregnant women and children and anyone with a weak immune systems are at the most risk for Listeria. Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths. The infection symptoms include nausea, stiffness, severe headache, diarrhea, high fever and abdominal pain.
The food markets have been contacted, according to Wawona, and the produce is being pulled from the shelves. The recall was trigged by an internal test result. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the factory packing lines have been shuttered and equipment has been replaced.
The FDA says subsequent testing has revealed that any Listeria issue is gone at this point.
The fruit in question was packed between June 1 and July 12.
The FDA has listed photos of the packaged fruit for consumer view. Click here.
Wegman's, a Rochester supermarket, is also issuing a recall on the Wawona fruit, telling customers not to eat the "Sweet 2 Eat" organic and regular white and yellow peaches as well as black plums and nectarines. The recall also involves baked goods at Wegman's made with those fruit products and sold between June 1 and this past Sunday.