Fruit sold at Walmart, Costco, Aldi recalled over listeria concern

Fruit sold at Walmart, Costco, Aldi recalled over listeria concern

Jac. Vandenberg, Inc., of Yonkers, New York, announced the recall Thursday because the stone fruits could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Fresh nectarines and peaches sold at Market Basket stores in MA are being recalled due to listeria concerns.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people and those with weakened immune systems.

While no one has been reported as sick to date, the recall was issued following a routine sampling program by the packing house which found the finished products contained the bacteria.

Walmart stores in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia sold nectarines; stores in Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia sold peaches.

The company is investigating the source of the contamination. 4044, 3035, 4378) showing the origin of Chile were affected. A listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women, according to the agency. For healthy people, listeria can cause a fever, nausea, and other symptoms. Affected nectarines and peaches were distributed to Market Basket locations in MA.

The peaches, nectarines and plums sold at Aldi are packaged in a 2-pound Rio Duero bag with an EAN# of 7804650090281, 7804650090298 or 7804650090304.

Costco stores in California sold nectarines.

The fruit was distributed to retailers ALDI, Costco, Fairway market, Hannaford, Market Basket, Walmart, as well as smaller retail stores.

The recall was initiated by New York-based Jac.

Consumers are urged not to eat the product and should instead get a full refund by returning the product to where it was purchased.

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