CDC Investigation Update on peaches

Peach recall expanding over possible salmonella contamination

A peach recall has expanded to include loose peaches and peach products after 78 people were sickened in 12 states by salmonella poisoning linked to the fruit, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

Of the 78 reported cases of illness traced back to the potentially tainted fruit between June 29 and Aug. 3, 23 victims were hospitalized, the CDC reported. No deaths have been reported. Victims ranged in age from one to 92 years old. The agency is warning that more salmonella poisonings are possible.

The CDC specified:

Do not eat, serve, or sell recalled loose or bagged peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona or Wawona Packing Company LLC, or food made with these peaches.

  • Check your homes for recalled peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona or Wawona Packing Company LLC, and for recalled food made with these peaches, such as peach salsa.
  • Don’t eat recalled peaches. Throw them out or return them to the store.
    • Recalled peaches were sold at different stores under various brand names.
    • Peaches were sold in bags and individually (bulk/loose peaches).
    • If you can’t tell where the peaches are from, don’t eat them. Throw them out.
    • Don’t eat food made with these peaches.
  • Check your kitchen and refrigerator for recalled peaches. If you freeze fresh peaches to use later, check your freezer, too.
  • Companies that recalled peaches or food made with them include Aldi, Food Lion, Hannaford, Kroger (and affiliated retailers: City Market, Fry’s, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Jay-C, King Soopers, Ralphs, and Smiths), Russ Davis Wholesale, Target, Walmart, and Wegmans. Other retailers also may have sold these peaches.
    • The recalled bulk/loose peaches were sold in grocery stores in various ways, typically loose in bins for shoppers to select.
      • The peaches may have the following stickers with Price Look Up (PLU) numbers on them: 4037, 4038, 4044, 4401, 94037, 94038, 94044, 94401. However, not all peaches with these PLU codes are supplied by Prima Wawona. If you are unsure of the brand or variety of your loose peaches, ask your retailer or supplier or throw them out.
    • Brands and product codes for recalled peaches sold in bags include:
      • Wawona Peaches – 033383322001
      • Wawona Organic Peaches – 849315000400
      • Prima® Peaches – 766342325903
      • Organic Marketside Peaches – 849315000400
      • Kroger Peaches – 011110181749
      • Wegmans Peaches – 077890490488
    • Recalled peach salsa was sold under three brand names and labeled as “Perfectly Peach Salsa”. See the recall notice for more details.
  • Wash and sanitize places where peaches were stored, including countertops and refrigerator drawers or shelves. Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator.
  • Restaurants and retailers, as well as suppliers, distributors, and others in the supply chain, should clean and sanitize any surfaces that may have come in contact with recalled peaches, including cutting boards, countertops, refrigerators, and storage bins. If peaches from other sources were mixed with recalled peaches, all peaches should be discarded.

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