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Whole Foods Market Recalls Made-in-Store Items Containing Recalled Fruit

Whole Foods Market has announced that it has recalled made-in-store items prepared with organic and conventional stone fruit, including peaches, nectarines and plums, from Wawona Packing Co. because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Made-in-store items that contained one or more fruits subject to the Wawona Packing Co. recall were sold between June 1 and July 21. Not all items or all products were sold in all store locations. Affected made-in-store items such as cakes, tarts, salsas and prepared salads were sold in Whole Foods Market stores using Whole Foods Market scale labels in all states where Whole Foods Market stores are located except Florida, Washington and Oregon.

Additionally, Whole Foods Market pulled and destroyed the recalled stone fruit sold in all regions where it was available, which may have been labeled with a “Sweet 2 Eat” sticker. For a list of made-in-store items that have been affected by state, please check this web page.

Whole Foods Market was notified by Wawona Packing Co. that the various stone fruits were recalled due to a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes.

Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall. Customers who have purchased recalled product from Whole Foods Market should discard it and may bring in their receipt for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call 512-477-5566, extension 20060, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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  • Misinformed

    This IS the same fruit that is sold at Walmart, Costco, Trader Joe’s and Sams Clubs. They are not organic.

    • Shirls

      The FDA site shows pictures of both organic and regular fruit containers that are associated with this recall. In this case, organic doesn’t rule out contamination.

  • DocB

    The recall does include several types of organic fruits. As I remember, the list had organic peaches, plums and nectarines. Even if you got organic fruits from these retailers during this time period, please check yor produce against the recall list.