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FDA: Possible listeria contamination leads to recall of peaches, other fruits

Posted: 8:06 AM, Jan 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-28 09:26:05-05
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The Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall alert to peaches, nectarines and plums sold in several states due to possible listeria contamination.

In a statement , the FDA said the fresh fruit, distributed by Yonkers, New York company Jac. Vandenberg, Inc., may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, which is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

The FDA said they are recalling 1,727 cartons of fresh peaches, 1,207 cartons of fresh nectarines and 365 cartons of fresh plums.

The following stores in selected states have been affected:

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The FDA said the peaches and nectarines with the PLU stickers (PLU# 4044, 3035, 4378) showing the origin of Chile were affected.

The peaches, nectarines and plums sold at ALDI are packaged in a 2-pound bag with the brand Rio Duero, EAN# 7804650090281, 7804650090298, 7804650090304, the FDA said.

The FDA said the nectarines sold at Costco are packaged in a 4-pound plastic clamshell with the brand Rio Duero, EAN# 7804650090212.

The FDA said consumers who have purchased Fresh Peaches, Fresh Nectarines and Fresh Plums are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at compliance@jacvandenberg.com.

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