FDA Recalls Peaches, Plums, Nectarines Due To Listeria Concerns - If you’re a produce fan, heads up.
The FDA is recalling peaches, plums and nectarines stemming from a New York produce company due to Listeria concerns. The company, Jac Vandenburg Inc, recalled more than two-thousand cartons of the fruits. The affected fruit has reportedly been distributed in more than a dozen states and at stores including Aldi, Walmart, Costco, Hannaford, and Market Basket.
The PLU stickers show the numbers 4044, 3035, 4378.
So far, there are no reports of illness. Anyone who has purchased the fruits is urged to return them to store where you bought them. Source: FDA
Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. of Yonkers, New York is recalling 1,727 cartons of Fresh Peaches, 1,207 cartons of Fresh Nectarines and 365 cartons of Fresh Plums because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which 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.
The Fresh Peaches, Fresh Nectarines and Fresh Plums were distributed in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia through small retail establishments and the following select retail stores:
Retail StoresStatesProductALDIAlabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, VirginiaNectarines, Peaches, PlumsCostcoCaliforniaNectarinesFairway MarketNew YorkNectarines, PeachesHannafordMainePeachesMarket BasketMassachusettsNectarines, PeachesWalmartKentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West VirginiaNectarines (MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV), Peaches (KY, NJ, NY, OH, PA, WV)
The peaches and nectarines are sold as a bulk retail produce item with PLU sticker (PLU# 4044, 3035, 4378) showing the country of origin of Chile. The peaches, nectarines and plums sold at ALDI are packaged in a 2-pound bag with the brand Rio Duero, EAN# 7804650090281, 7804650090298, 7804650090304. The nectarines sold at Costco are packaged in a 4-pound plastic clamshell with the brand Rio Duero, EAN# 7804650090212.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem to date.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the packing house which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.
Consumers who have purchased Fresh Peaches, Fresh Nectarines and Fresh Plums are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at email@example.com.