Possible listeria prompts nationwide fruit recall at Walmart, Costco

By Michelle Kapusta,

A California-based packing company has voluntarily recalled various types of fruit sold at several different stores due to fears of possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

CNN has reported that Wawona Packing Co. has recalled whole peaches, nectarines, pluots and plums sold at Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger and Walmart stores.

The company said the fruits were packaged and shipped out between June 1 and July 12.

Listeria bacteria can cause a serious infection. The most common symptoms of the food-borne illness are short-term fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

On its website, Wawona Packing said that no illnesses have been reported and the fruits were recalled as a precautionary measure after internal company testing.

The Associated Press noted that Wawona Frozen Foods is a separate company and its products are not part of the recall.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said that anyone who believes that they have purchased the recalled fruit should throw out the products immediately.

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