RECALL: Fruit Possibly Contaminated With Listeria Sold In MD Walmarts

Peaches, nectarines, and plums sold in a number of states are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Potentially contaminated fruit (specifically nectarines) were sold in Maryland Walmart Stores.

The FDA.gov website states:

Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. of Yonkers, New York is recalling 1,727 cartons of Fresh Peaches, 1,207 cartons of Fresh Nectarines and 365 cartons of Fresh Plums because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which 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.

To see the full list of states affected, see here.

To date, no illnesses have been reported but routine sampling revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria.

Consumers who have purchased Fresh Peaches, Fresh Nectarines and Fresh Plums are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at compliance@jacvandenberg.com.

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