Fresh peaches sold loose and in bags across the country — including Utah — are being recalled because the products could possibly be contaminated with salmonella, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced.
Prima® Wawona, a Fresno, Calif., company, is voluntarily recalling the peaches distributed and sold in supermarkets including Target, Walmart and Kroger, the latter owns Smith’s Food & Drug Stores in Utah.
As of Aug. 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was reporting 68 cases across nine states. No deaths have been reported
Anyone who has the recalled product should not eat it. It should be disposed of or returned to the place of purchase for a refund, officials said.
In early August, California-grown onions were recalled after reports of possible salmonella poisoning. “A total of 869 ill people have been reported from 47 states, including 116 people who have been hospitalized,” the CDC said. No deaths have been reported.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Prima® Wawona is recalling all of its bulk/loose peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through Aug. 3 and its bagged Wawona and Wawona Organic peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through Aug. 19.
The bagged peaches have the following product codes, listed at the bottom of each package:
Wawona Peaches – 033383322001
Wawona Organic Peaches – 849315000400
Prima® Peaches – 766342325903
Organic Marketside Peaches – 849315000400
Kroger Peaches – 011110181749
Wegmans Peaches – 077890490488
The bulk/loose peaches — typically sold in bins where consumers may select their own fruit — may have the following stickers with PLU numbers: 4037, 4038, 4044, 4401, 94037, 94038, 94044, 94401.
“We’re conducting this voluntary recall in cooperation with the FDA out of consideration for the well-being and safety of our customers and consumers,” said George Nikolich, the company’s vice president of technical operations. “We continue to be committed to serving consumers with high-quality fruit.”
Consumers with questions may contact Prima Wawona’s toll-free number at 1-877-722-7554, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit its website at wawonapacking.com