FDA announces Wawona Packing's voluntary recall of certain fruits
CUTLER, Calif. (WJLA/ABC) -- A California company has voluntarily recalled some lots of whole peaches, nectarines, plums, and pluots, the FDA announced Monday.
Wawona Packing made the recall based on the potential of the food being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The foods in question were packed between June 1 and July 12. Wawona Packing has notified retailers of the specific lots being recalled.
No illnesses have been linked to this recall so far.
"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."
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.
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 am-5 pm ET.
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.
Photos of the recalled products can be viewed on the FDA's Flickr page,