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Listeria Concerns Prompt Nationwide Recall

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A recent outbreak of listeria contamination has prompted a nationwide recall.

According to officials with the Indiana Department of Health, Hoosiers should be aware that hundreds of stores around the country are pulling some Valley-grown fruits. This after leaders with the Wawona Packing Company announced on July 19th, that they were voluntarily recalling lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California warehouses between June 1st and July 12th due to possible contamination with listeria monocytogenes.

The facility was shut down and sanitized and since, recent test results have been negative for the food-borne illness.

Costco, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, Walmart and Sam’s Club stores have all posted notices about the recalls and are urging customers who purchased the products to throw them away.

Meanwhile, Wegmans has recalled several of its baked goods that contain fruit from the Wawona Packing Company. This includes cakes, pies, tarts and other pastries.

So far, no illnesses have been linked to consumption of the products, but customers who experience symptoms such as diarrhea, fever and muscle aches after consuming the products are urged to see a doctor.

For a full list of the products included in the recall, please visit www.FDA.gov.

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