October 22, 2016

Listeria Illness Linked to 2014 Wawona Stone Fruit Recall

Listeria in stone fruit produced by Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif,  has been linked to at least one illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This marks the first time stone fruit has been linked to Listeria illness. In July 2014, Wawona recalled certain lots of stone fruit including whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots for potential contamination with Listeria monocytognes. The fruits were sold at a number of stores including Costco, Sam’s Club and Trader Joe’s. The recall stated that no illnesses had been reported at the time of the recall. But many people suspected they were ill. Food Poisoning Bulletin received dozens of contacts from concerned consumers. So did public health agencies. "After the initial recall, clinicians, … [Read more...]

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