Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Costco, Trader Joe’s, Kroger and Walmart, which also operates Sam’s Club stores, have all posted notices about the fruit recall on their websites. So have grocery chains Ralphs and Food 4 Less.
The recall is nationwide, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Consumers should look for a sticker on their fruit that says “SWEET 2 EAT,” according to the recall warnings.
Internal testing at Wawona revealed the potential listeria contamination, the company says. Listeria was found on on two nectarines and one peach. It is not yet clear how they became contaminated. The facility was shut down and sanitized, and subsequent tests have been negative for the bacteria.
“We are aware of no illnesses related to the consumption of these products,” Wawona President Brent Smittcamp said in a statement.
Trader Joe’s has urged customers not to eat any of these stone fruits — meaning fruits with large pits — and to return them to a nearby store for a full refund.