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Freaking out about the fruit recall. *Update*

Posted by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:34 PM
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I'm sure by now you all have heard about the listeria recall on the sweet2eat large pitted fruit.

I heard about it earlier today and I am on the verge of a freak out.

About a week and a half ago my DH grabbed a peach while shopping, just one, to give to our 19 month old. He is almost certain that it was a sweet2eat peach. I had already been watching my DS because since he woke up this morning he has been clingy and really has not had an appetite. I have tried everything and this child even turned down a banana and a corndog, both of which he would snatch up in an instant any other day. He also has a temp of a little over 100. I called the after hours doctor once I heard about the recall and they told me to just monitor him and don't bring him in unless his temp goes up or if tomorrow he continues to refuse food and liquid. I figured that I would ignore my own feelings on this, my little man has yet to be sick and is a hearty eater, and decided not to bring him in like they told me.

Now I am sitting here at my 3rd shift job reading news article after article stressing out because they are telling people if a young child ate the fruit and shows any symptom to take them to the doctors immediately. My DH is monitoring his temp every half hour right now and staying with him tonight. If there is a change in anything he will wake the kids and go to the ER. If not I am going to be at the doctors office when they open in the morning.

I just HATE having to sit here all night tonight worrying over what probably is nothing... but what if it isn't!! I'm probably going to get an ulcer off of this....


*Oh, I forgot to mention.. Yesterday we were at the park and it was so hot that we were all wilting. I was packing the kids up and my DS threw up. I chalked it up to overheating and took him home to play in a cool bath. But now I wonder!


To those that have not heard of the recall yet.

This is the PDF that has the press release and full list of affected fruit with pictures of the labels and display boxes.

http://www.wawonapacking.com/VoluntaryRecall-07192014.pdf

Specific lots of  Wawona brand, Harvest Sweet or Sweet 2 Eat  whole white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, plums and pluots.


And here is the current list of the stores.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/food-poisoning-information/updated-list-of-stores-nationwide-recalling-listeria-tainted-fruit/#.U9CI5LH-XCI


"Food Safety News reports that the following stores received the product and have reported recalls:



Trader Joes, Costco, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Krogers, Aldi and Wegmans

I also find press reports of fruit recalls from:

Food 4 Less

Foods Co.

Giant Food Stores

Martins

Hannafords

BJ’s Wholesale

Dillons

Save-a-Lot

Fry’s

King Soopers

Stop & Shop

Big Y Foods

Ralphs

Whole Foods

Also, exported fruit to Canada and Australia has been impacted."


The problem is that they shipped them to wholesalers so they now have to track down who they sold to.


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vamaria
by Gold Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Hope he is okay! Hugs!

Pinkmommy0211
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:39 PM
I'd be taking him in just to be sure.

And as long as it doesn't affect the strawberries, Apple's, grapes and bananas I'll be okay
katemckenzie
by Kate on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:45 PM
Crap, there's peaches in my fridge, idk if they're those peaches or not.
munky.wench
by Gold Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:49 PM

Do they still have their stickers? If so this is the type of sticker the recalled fruit have, but with the corresponding number for the fruit.


If it is toss them, with gloves if necessary, and any fruit that is with it. Don't forget to scrub where they were sitting. You can take them in for a refund also. But just be careful because listeria grows even in cold temps and is the worst for pregnant women.


Quoting katemckenzie: Crap, there's peaches in my fridge, idk if they're those peaches or not.


munky.wench
by Gold Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Me too. I wish that I had remembered earlier with the doctors when I was on the phone that he had thrown up yesterday but I thought it was from getting too hot. Now I don't know and feel like a pretty crappy mom. My DH had to remind me about it.

Quoting vamaria:

Hope he is okay! Hugs!


munky.wench
by Gold Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:52 PM

I am. I'm not going to be able to stop stressing until he is tested.

Dang fruit! Yea, I hope that they are done with the recall. He has had a whole lot more of those fruits than anything.

Quoting Pinkmommy0211: I'd be taking him in just to be sure. And as long as it doesn't affect the strawberries, Apple's, grapes and bananas I'll be okay


vamaria
by Gold Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:53 PM
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Hon, you gave him fresh fruit. That's being a GOOD mom. And we all forget stuff sometimes. Please don't beat yourself up over this.

Quoting munky.wench:

Me too. I wish that I had remembered earlier with the doctors when I was on the phone that he had thrown up yesterday but I thought it was from getting too hot. Now I don't know and feel like a pretty crappy mom. My DH had to remind me about it.

Quoting vamaria:

Hope he is okay! Hugs!



StarburstKisses
by Silver Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:54 PM

What's going on with the fruit? o.0 I hope your kiddo is okay!

smorgan865
by Ruby Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:55 PM

It's limited to certain stores, where did you get this fruit?

Edited to add article:

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/07/peaches-nectarines-plums-and-pluots-recalled-for-listeria-potential/#.U9CETI1dV1Q

Fruit Recalled for Potential Listeria Contamination, Wegmans Recalls Fruit Desserts

A California packing company has voluntarily issued a nationwide recall for several conventional and organic varieties of stone fruits packed between June 1-12 because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Wawona Packing Co. of Cutler, CA, issued a voluntary recall on Saturday of conventional and organic varieties of yellow peaches and nectarines, white peaches and nectarines, black plums and pluots (a plum/apricot hybrid).

On July 21, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued its own recall of the fruit sold under the Wawona, Sweet 2 Eat or Harvest Sweet brands.

Listeria 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 and were shipped in both bags and boxes.

The recalled products can be identified by a 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, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. t0 5 p.m. EDT, or visit www.wawonapacking.com for a copy of the company’s press release.

Wawona Packing has already notified its business customers and requested that they remove the recalled products from commerce. The company 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 stated that it shut down the implicated packing lines, retrofitted equipment, sanitized the facility and retested, and that subsequent daily test results have been negative.

After the Wawona recall was issued, Wegmans, a NY-based supermarket chain with stores in NY, PA, MA, MD, NJ and VA, announced Sunday that it was recalling several in-store baked desserts sold from June 1-20 because they may contain fresh peaches, nectarines and plums supplied by the CA packing company.

These desserts include various cakes, pies, tarts and other pastries and are labeled with a store-printed scale label that will identify the product and UPC. A full list of the recalled items is available here.

Customers who purchased the recalled products from Wegmans between June 1 and July 20 should discard the product at home and visit the service desk and identify the product for a full refund.

© Food Safety News
katemckenzie
by Kate on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:55 PM
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Nope! Mine are from HMC farms, just checked.

Quoting munky.wench:

Do they still have their stickers? If so this is the type of sticker the recalled fruit have, but with the corresponding number for the fruit.

If it is toss them, with gloves if necessary, and any fruit that is with it. Don't forget to scrub where they were sitting. You can take them in for a refund also. But just be careful because listeria grows even in cold temps and is the worst for pregnant women.

Quoting katemckenzie: Crap, there's peaches in my fridge, idk if they're those peaches or not.

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