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Wegmans Recalls Peaches, Nectarines and Black Plums after Listeria Contamination
Written By: Samantha Potter
Wegmans has issued a recall for peaches, nectarines and black plums after a California packing company found positive samples of Listeria in the fruit. This recall includes raw produce and bakery goods that contained the recalled fruits sold between June 1st and July 20th.
After doing routine testing, Wawona Packing Company found samples of Listeria in certain fruits and issued a nationwide recall. While there have been no reported illnesses, Wegmans urges customers to throw out any of the recalled fruits. Wegmans will notifying people who purchased those products and used their shoppers club card of the recall.
“If customers have this product at home, we would like them to discard it. And then when they visit our store, they should keep track of what they discarded if its peaches or a dessert. Visit our service desk and let us know how much was discarded, and we'll gladly give them a refund,” says Jo Natale, the Wegmans Media Director.
Listeria symptoms include fever, severe headache, abdominal pain and diarrhea, and can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. If you've purchased these products and have any symptoms please visit your doctor as soon as possible. Pregnant women, young children, elderly people and those with weak immune systems are mostly at risk. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and still birth among pregnant women. According to Dr. Surosky, from Twin Tiers Women's Health Team in Elmira, pregnant women that have come in contact with Listeria will experience diarrhea, cramping and fever 42-72 hours later. He says if a pregnant woman is experiencing these symptoms they should tell their doctor immediately.
For a complete list of recalled products visit the following web page.