Prima Wawona of Fresno, Calif., is voluntarily recalling all of its bulk/loose peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through August 3 and its bagged Wawona and Wawona Organic peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through August 19th because the products could possibly be contaminated with Salmonella.
Retailers that sold the recalled peaches include Walmart, Target, Aldi, Wegmans and Kroger banners Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Smiths, Ralphs, Fry’s, City Market, King Soopers and Jay-C.
The peaches were sold in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
The bagged peaches were distributed and sold in supermarkets with the following product codes:
Wawona Peaches – 033383322001
Wawona Organic Peaches – 849315000400
Prima Peaches – 766342325903
Organic Marketside Peaches – 849315000400
Kroger Peaches – 011110181749
Wegmans Peaches – 077890490488
For bagged peaches, the product codes may be found at the bottom of each package. All affected peaches may be found in stores nationwide.
The bulk/loose peaches are sold in grocery stores in a variety of formats, typically bins where consumers may select their own fruit and may have the following stickers with PLU numbers on them: 4037, 4038, 4044, 4401, 94037, 94038, 94044, 94401.
“We’re conducting this voluntary recall in cooperation with the FDA out of consideration for the wellbeing and safety of our customers and consumers,” said George Nikolich, Vice President Technical Operations. “We continue to be committed to serving consumers with high quality fruit.”
The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday said, "Consumers, restaurants and retailers should not eat sell or serve recalled peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona” until further notice.
Consumers who have peaches at home and can't remember when they bought them or which brand they are should discard them, the FDA said.
The CDC says 68 cases of salmonella in nine states were linked to this recall as of Aug. 19, with 14 hospitalizations.
According to the CDC, salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and, in extreme cases, death. Symptoms typically develop between six hours and six days after being exposed to the bacteria, and the illness typically lasts between four and seven days with most people recovering without treatment.