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Recall of Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, Pluots....

Posted by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:13 AM
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Recall of Plums, Nectarines, Peaches and Pluots...
My sister works at SAMS CLUB and she noticed people returning these items and got the word about this recall.  I just wanted to pass this along.


U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Protecting and Promoting Your Health

Recall -- Firm Press Release

 

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Wawona Packing Co. Takes Precautionary Step of Voluntarily Recalling Fresh, Whole Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, and Pluots Because of Possible Health Risk

 

Contact:
Consumer:
1-888-232-9912

Media:
Amy Philpott
703-472-6615

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 19, 2014 - Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12,2014 due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Wawona Packing has notified retailers of the specific lots being recalled. No other products are impacted by this recall. No illnesses have been linked to this recall to date.

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 recalled products were shipped directly to retailers and wholesalers who resell the products. Because we do not know the locations of the companies that purchased the products from our direct customers, the company is issuing a nationwide recall.Consumers can identify the recalled products by the information provided in the attached list and photographs. 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, 8am-5pm ET , or visit www.wawonapacking.comdisclaimer icon for a copy of this press release.

Wawona Packing has already notified its business customers and requested that they remove the recalled products from commerce. Wawona Packing is voluntarily recalling these products in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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.

"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."

Wawona Packing Recalls Product List

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by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:13 AM
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momofsixangels
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:17 AM
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TFS. I heard about this. I have some bananas we just got at Walmart

taKENheart
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:48 AM

You are welcome.  It's always scary when something is recalled 
:( 

Quoting momofsixangels:

TFS. I heard about this. I have some bananas we just got at Walmart


kmqw229
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 12:56 AM
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michiganmom116
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 7:05 AM
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Whew!  I'm glad I buy locally  grown foods!

lil_mama06
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 8:53 AM
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Thanks for sharing...I hadn't heard about this....

momkaribg
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 9:58 AM
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Scary.
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