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Peaches, Nectarines, Plums and Pluots Might Be Crawling With Listeria

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Attention Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger and Walmart shoppers: Your fruit might be tainted.


As CNN reports,

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.


The recall is nationwide; testing inside the plant found some contamination. There's no telling whether your fruit is contaminated, but Listeria can cause gastrointestinal issues, so you should just go ahead and throw those Walmart pluots out, sorry. Here's how they put it:

"We are aware of no illnesses related to the consumption of these products," Wawona President Brent Smittcamp said in a statement. "By taking the precautionary step of recalling product, we will minimize even the slightest risk to public health, and that is our priority."

More here.

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But I have a perfectly ripe nectarine from Kroger waiting for me at home! I'm not sure I want to risk listeria but I'm considering it.