Well, ain't that ... peachy.
The peach recall was first issued last week and has been expanded to include a growing number of stores after the nation’s largest stone fruit company Prima Wawona reported possible Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.
All bulk and loose peaches sold and supplied to stores from June 1 through August 3 are affected. That recall also includes bagged Wawona and Wawona Organic brand peaches sold and distributed from August 1 to 19, and peach salsa and gift baskets that contain peach products supplied by Prima Wawona.
Americans have been warned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) not to eat, sell, or serve any peaches supplied by Prima Wawona until further notice and to dispose of any peaches they may have on hand that came from the supplier or any that one is unsure of the origin.
At least 101 people have become sick and 17 were hospitalized in connection with this outbreak in the United States—at least 33 people have been reported sick in Canada.
The recall has affected the following major grocery chains and retailers:
- Food Lion
- Russ Davis Wholesale
- Kroger and affiliates, including:
- King Soopers
- City Market
- Food 4 Less
- Foods Co
The peaches include those sold under the following product codes:
- Wawona Peaches – 033383322001
- Wawona Organic Peaches – 849315000400
- Prima® Peaches – 766342325903
- Organic Marketside Peaches – 849315000400
- Kroger Peaches – 011110181749
- Wegmans Peaches – 077890490488
The FDA recommends extra vigilance in cleaning any areas, surfaces, or containers that may have come in contact with the peaches. This includes countertops, cutting boards, slicers, storage bins, refrigerators, and storage bags.
Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, stomach cramps, and fever. Symptoms usually appear six hours to six days after exposure and can last about a week or longer. The Centers for Disease Control warns that some people may not see symptoms for several weeks after infection. Salmonella in severe cases can cause infection in blood, urine, bones, joints, or the nervous system.
Anyone experiencing symptoms who have eaten peaches recently should contact their healthcare provider.