Recalled stone fruits, products sold in Georgia

by Staff Reports - news@newnan.com

State Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits – including plums, peaches and nectarines – and related made-in-store items prepared with these stone fruits that have been distributed here in Georgia, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.

Whole Foods Market has recalled made-in-store items prepared with organic and conventional stone fruit, including peaches, nectarines, and plums from Wawona Packing Co. because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced.

While no illnesses have been reported to-date, Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that 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.

Made-in-store items that contained one or more fruits subject to the Wawona Packing Co. recall were sold between June 1 and July 21. Not all items or all products were sold in all store locations. Affected made-in-store items such as cakes, tarts, salsas, and prepared salads were sold in Whole Foods Market stores using Whole Foods Market scale labels in all states where Whole Foods Market stores are located except Florida, Washington and Oregon. Additionally, Whole Foods Market pulled and destroyed the recalled stone fruit sold in all regions where it was available, which may have been labeled with a “Sweet 2 Eat” sticker. A list of made-in-store items is available here: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Safety/Recalls/UCM406462.pdf.

Whole Foods Market was notified by Wawona Packing Co. that the various stone fruits were recalled due to a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes. Read more about the Wawona Packing Co. recall here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm405943.htm.

Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market stores and customers should discard it, and may bring in their receipt for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call 512-477-5566, extension 20060, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

This is one recall impacting Georgia this week. To view a comprehensive list of food and feed recalls, please visit: www.agr.georgia.gov/recalls.aspx. If this recall expands or additional details become available, the website will provide the most up-to-date information, state officials said.



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