(AP) - A central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible Listeria contamination.
Wawona packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and the recall is a precautionary measure.
The company said the recalled fruit was packed and shipped to retailers from June 1 through July 12.
Retailers that received the fruit include Costco and Trader Joe's.
The recall came after internal testing at the packing house in TulareCounty.
Officials say they shut down the lines, retrofitted some equipment and sanitized the facility. Subsequent tests have been negative.
Clovis-based Wawona Frozen Foods is a separate company and is not involved in the voluntary recall.
Listeria bacteria can cause a dangerous flu-like illness.
(July 20, 2014) – Trader Joe’s is alerting customers of a product alert involving tree-ripened stone fruit.
The company posted a note to it’s web site saying they “have been alerted by our supplier of tree-ripened stone fruit that there is a possibility that all of the following products, sold in our stores within the timeframe given, may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.”
Sold Individually (by the each) – June 2nd thru July 18th:
Organic White Nectarine
Organic Yellow Nectarine
Organic Yellow Peach
Organic Dapple Dandy Plumcot
Sold in 4LB Boxes – June 2nd thru July 19th (Julian Date Codes of 153 thru 193):
Trader Joe's Peaches 4LB Box
Trader Joe's Nectarines 4LB Box
The company says to date they have not received reports of illness related to these products, but that all of the potentially affected product has been removed from sale and destroyed.
They say customers who have purchased any of these items are urged to not eat them, and to dispose of them or return them to any Trader Joe's for a full refund.
Customers with questions may contact Trader Joe's Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 [Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Pacific Time].