FRESH FRUIT RECALLED DUE TO LISTERIA CONTAMINATION

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By Miriam Raftery

July 30, 2014 (San Diego’s East County)--If you bought fresh peaches, plums, nectarines or pluots at Trader Joe’s , Sam’s Club or Costco recently, you may have purchased fruit contaminated with listeria. Listeria causes a dangerous flu-like illness and can cause miscarriages or stillbirths in pregnant women.

Wawona Packing, a California company, shipped the fruits to retailers June 1st through July 12th.

The company’s own internal testing found possible listeria contamination at its packing house in Tulare County, so the company says it has shut down lines, cleaned and retrofitted its facilities.  Fruit packed now tests negative.

Wawona Packing is not affiliated with Wawona Frozen Foods, which is not associated with the recall.

If you purchased these contaminated fruits, you should return them to the retailer for a refund, or throw them away.

For photos and details on recalled lot numbers, visit www.wawonapacking.com