Expanded peach recall now includes loose and bagged peaches nationwide
Posted August 24, 2020 2:00 p.m. EDT
Updated August 24, 2020 2:43 p.m. EDT
Bagged and loose peaches sold nationwide have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.
On August 21, 2020, a recall was initiated by Prima® Wawona of Fresno, California and included bagged peaches that were distributed and sold in supermarkets between June 1 and August 19, 2020.
On August 22, 2020, bulk/loose peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through August 3 were also added to the recall.
According to the August 22 recall update, "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."
The recall includes bagged peaches with the following brands and codes:
* Wawona Peaches – 033383322001
* Wawona Organic Peaches – 849315000400
* Prima® Peaches – 766342325903
* Organic Marketside Peaches – 849315000400
* Kroger Peaches – 011110181749
* Wegmans Peaches – 077890490488
The product codes can be found at the bottom of each package.
The updated recall notice indicates, "All affected peaches may be found in stores nationwide."
The original recall notice stated that the bagged peaches were distributed through retailers in the following states: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.
If you have this product, you can return it to the place of purchase for a refund or throw it away.
The updated recall notice on the FDA website indicates:
Prima® Wawona of Fresno, California 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.
Salmonella is a microorganism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
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.
Prima® Wawona is recalling the peaches as a precaution in connection with a Salmonella outbreak under investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that is suspected to have caused the illness of more than 60 people in nine states.
“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.”
Anyone who has the recalled product in their possession should dispose of it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Prima Wawona’s toll-free number at 1-877-722-7554, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit its website at wawonapacking.com