April 23, 2024

Whole Foods Recalls Items Made with Stone Fruit Recalled for Listeria

Whole Foods Market is recalling made-in-store items prepared with organic and conventional stone fruit from Wawona Packing Company because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date, but the symptoms of listeriosis can take up to 70 days to appear.

Sweet2Eat Listeria Recalled Fruit CanadaThe made-in-store items include those made with peaches, nectarines, and plums. THey were sold between June 1 and July 21, 2014. Not all items or all products were sold in all store locations. The products include cakes, tarts, salsas, and prepared salads. They were sold in Whole Foods Market stores using the Whole Foods Market scale labels in all states where the stores are looted except Florida, Washington, and Oregon. The company has released a PDF with a list of all of the recalled products; they include everything from Mango Peach Salsa to Chantilly Peach Cakes, Peach Nectarine Lemonade, Fruit Tarts, Peach Cobbler, and Grilled Salmon with Peach Jam. Please look at that long list carefully to see if you purchased any of these recalled products.

Whole Foods has also pulled and destroyed the recalled stone fruit sold in all regions where it was available. The fruits may or may not have been labeled with a “Sweet 2 Eat” ticker.┬áSignage is also posted at the affected Whole Foods stores.

If you purchased any of these items, do not eat them. Discard the product and bring your receipt back to the store for a refund. Then clean your kitchen with a mild bleach solution to kill any bacteria.

If you ate the recalled products, monitor yourself for the symptoms listeriosis, the illness caused by the Listeria bacteria, for the next 70 days. Those symptoms include stiff neck, fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and severe headache. Listeriosis can cause miscarriage and stillbirth in pregnant women. If you do get sick, see your doctor and tell her you ate this recalled product. She can test you for the bacteria and treat you.

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