Just days after Whole Foods issued a recall for prepared food containing spinach, another recall has hit grocery stores. The new food recall is affecting six different chains, and they're warning customers who've recently purchased stone fruits including peaches, plums, and nectarines.
As Business Insider reports, the FDA has posted a recall notice from fruit distributer Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. on certain types of fresh fruit sold by six grocery stores: Aldi, Costco, Walmart, Fairway, Market Basket, and Hannaford. As their notice states, nectarines, peaches, and plums may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes in 18 states, but there have been no illness reported so far.
The 18 states affected by the recall are Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia.
Listeria is an organism that can cause high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria can also cause cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children and elderly people, and it can cause miscarriage and stillbirths among pregnant women.
If you have purchased fresh peaches, nectarines, or plums from stores in these states, you can return them to the store for a full refund. You can also Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. atwith questions.