It’s not often that stone fruit – peaches, nectarines and plums are recalled for Listeria.
Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. of Yonkers, New York is doing just that.
The Fresh Peaches, Fresh Nectarines and Fresh Plums were distributed in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia through small retail establishments and the following select retail stores:
|ALDI||Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia||Nectarines, Peaches, Plums|
|Fairway Market||New York||Nectarines, Peaches|
|Market Basket||Massachusetts||Nectarines, Peaches|
|Walmart||Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia||Nectarines (MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV), Peaches (KY, NJ, NY, OH, PA, WV)|
The peaches and nectarines are sold as a bulk retail produce item with PLU sticker (PLU# 4044, 3035, 4378) showing the country of origin of Chile. 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 nectarines sold at Costco are packaged in a 4-pound plastic clamshell with the brand Rio Duero, EAN# 7804650090212.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem to date.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the packing house which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.