Certain Fruit Sold at New York Walmart Stores is Being Recalled Due to Listeria Concerns
Thousands of pieces of fruit are being recalled over concerns that they could be contaminated with Listeria.
The fruit - including peaches, nectarines, and plum - was sold at several retailers throughout the United States. The nectarines and peaches were sold in New York State by Fairway Market and Walmart.
The fruit was distributed by Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. of Yonkers.
Listeria monocytogenes is 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, according to a release from the FDA.
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.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem to date.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.