Fruit recalled, check your peaches

Some of the recalled fruit could have been sold locally at Sam's Club
Sandusky Register Staff
Jul 23, 2014


A release on the FDA website... To see the packaging examples download the pdf below

July 19, 2014 - Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12,2014 due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Wawona Packing has notified retailers of the specific lots being recalled. No other products are impacted by this recall. No illnesses have been linked to this recall to date.

Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled products were shipped directly to retailers and wholesalers who resell the products. Because we do not know the locations of the companies that purchased the products from our direct customers, the company is issuing a nationwide recall. Consumers can identify the recalled products by the information provided in the attached list and photographs. Anyone who has the recalled products in their possession should not consume them and should discard them. Consumers with questions may contact Wawona Packing at 1-888-232-9912, M-F, 8am-5pm ET , or visit www.wawonapacking.comfor a copy of this press release.

Wawona Packing has already notified its business customers and requested that they remove the recalled products from commerce. Wawona Packing is voluntarily recalling these products in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The recall was initiated based on internal company testing. The company shut down the implicated packing lines, retrofitted equipment, sanitized the facility and retested. Subsequent daily test results have been negative.

"We are aware of no illnesses related to the consumption of these products" said Brent Smittcamp, President of Wawona Packing Co. " By taking the precautionary step of recalling product, we will minimize even the slightest risk to public health, and that is our priority."


Rusty of Sandusky

While buying a gallon of milk at Kroger last night using my shopper discount card at the self checkout, I was advised to see an important message printed at the bottom of my receipt. My wife used her card over the weekend when she bought a few nectarines among other groceries. They were able to alert me about the recall -- knowing we had purchased one of the recalled items. I was able to return them this morning for a full refund. Sometimes it is worth it to have Big Brother watching you...

2cents's picture

Mulvins told me last week there's are from Georgia :)


I checked my two peaches with my wife. She said they look great!

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The Hero Zone


Just Because

Guy at Rd 4 and Mason Rd said all area peaches are coming from South Carolina since the harsh winter Didn't ALL Ohio trees to produce fruit...BUT I ate one of his peaches and got stomach cramps horribly all evening and into next day. Affected two others also in my family but not quite the same way...