First lettuce, then dog food, now fruit! The FDA issued a recall out of concern for a Listeria infection!
Check your fruit baskets because the FDA has recalled peaches, plums, and nectarines in Virginia out of concern for a Listeria monocytogenes infection. They issued the recall for 1,727 cartons of peaches, 1,207 cartons of nectarines, and 365 cartons of plums, which have been distributed to stores in Virginia.
According to a report by 100 News, the fruits originated in Chile and were distributed to the following U.S. states: Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia.
Where are they being recalled:
Three stores in Virginia carry the affected batches, including Aldi, Walmart, and Costco. If you shop at one of these stores, be sure to return the products for a full refund or dispose of them properly.
What to look out for:
- Fruit cartons with PLU #'s of #4044, #3035, and #3035.
- Plums and Nectarines found at Aldi are sold in the two-pound bags with the logo "Rio Duero" and have labels EAN# 7804650090281, 7804650090298, 7804650090304.
- Costco sells the nectarines in a 4-pound plastic clam-shell, also with the "Rio Duero" brand, with the label EAN# 7804650090212.
What to do if you have consumed the contaminated products.
Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any severe symptoms like high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, confusion, or sensitivity to light. According to a report by the Mayo Clinic, mild symptoms require no treatment.
Young children, the elderly, and those with a weak immune system are the most at risk. Listeria could cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature birth, and a deadly infection after birth in pregnant women. If you have consumed some of the fruit, look out for the following symptoms.
- High Fever
- A severe Headache
- Abdominal Pain
- Sometimes can be fatal
To prevent any further infection, Mayo Clinic's report urges you to cook your food thoroughly, keep things clean, and scrub all fruits and vegetables.
There have been no reported illnesses -- crossing our fingers it stays that way!
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