Minnesota state health and food safety officials are warning Minnesota consumers not to eat fresh, whole peaches supplied by Wawona Packing Company and purchased at retail locations including Aldi and Target after linking Salmonella infections to the produce.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to consumption of peaches supplied by Wawona Packing Company.
According to the MDH, several people that have fallen ill reported purchasing peaches from Aldi, Target, and possibly other retail locations. On August 19, Aldi announced a recall of peaches from Wawona Packing Company, including both loose and bagged peaches.
Foodsafetynews.com reports that, so far, there have been 68 reported cases of Salmonella Enteritidis resulting in 14 hospitalizations in 9 states. — Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The full CDC report can be read here.
- Target Item # 267-03-4038, Peach per pound; UPC # 492670340386
- Target Item # 266-03-0010, Peach by the each; UPC # 204038000005
- Target Item # 266-03-0002, 2 lb peach bag; UPC # 033383322056
- Target Item # 267-50-4044, 2 lb organic peach; UPC # 849315000400
- Target Item # 267-03-4405, White Peach per pound UPC # 492670344056
Target is in the process of removing peaches from its stores. Customers who have purchased the peaches should not consume them and dispose of them immediately.