Fresh Peaches, Nectarines, and Plums Recalled from Aldi and Walmart Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Fresh Peaches, Nectarines, and Plums Recalled from Aldi and Walmart Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Fresh peaches, fresh nectarines, and fresh plums sold at various Aldi and Walmarts in New York are being recalled due to a potential listeria contamination, an organism that can be fatal in young children and cause miscarriages in pregnant women, according to the National Food and Drug Administration. Jac. Vandeburg, Inc. of Yonkers issued the recall last week because of the potential to affect thousands of the above fruits, though no illnesses have been reported thus far. Nectarines and peaches in Fairway Markets in New York have also been recalled.

The recall was a result of a routine sampling program by the packing house. It revealed that the finish products contained the listeria bacteria. The distribution of these products has been stopped while the FDA continues their investigation of the problem. 

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Listeria, or listeria monocytogenes, is an organism with the potential to cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail, the elderly, and others with weak immune systems. The organism can also cause short-term symptoms in healthy individuals including high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrea. Listeria can also cause stillbirths and miscarriages in pregnant women.

If you have purchased fresh peaches, fresh nectarines, or fresh plums, the FDA urges you to return them to the place of purcahse for a full refund. If you have more questions about the recall, you can contact Jac Vandenburg, Inc. at [email protected]