Federal, state and local authorities continue to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to peaches as new retailers are added to the related recall list.
All of the implicated peaches were packed or supplied by Prima Wawona or Wawona Packing Co., both of California.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that epidemiologic evidence indicates peaches are the likely source of this outbreak. As of Aug. 19, the CDC reported a total of 68 confirmed patients across nine states. The Food and Drug Administration’s investigation to identify a source of contamination is ongoing.
Today, Prima Wawona expanded the recall to include bagged and bulk, or loose, peaches that they supplied to retailers nationwide.
The firm’s news release states it is recalling “bulk/loose peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through Aug. 3 and its bagged Wawona and Wawona Organic peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through Aug. 19 because the products could possibly be contaminated with Salmonella.”
“Consumers who cannot remember when they purchased peaches supplied by Prima Wawona should throw them away. Consumers who purchased loose peaches prior to Aug. 3, 2020, and don’t know if they are from Prima Wawona should throw them away,” according to the FDA outbreak update posted today.
The bagged peaches were distributed and sold in supermarkets with the following product codes:
- Wawona Peaches – 033383322001
- Wawona Organic Peaches – 849315000400
- Prima® Peaches – 766342325903
- Organic Marketside Peaches at Walmart – 849315000400
- Kroger Peaches – 011110181749
- Wegmans Peaches – 077890490488
For bagged peaches, the product codes may be found at the bottom of each package. All affected peaches may be found in stores nationwide.
Retailers that received recall product from Prima Wawona or Wawona Packing Company include, but are not limited to:
- Kroger recall, including the following affiliated retailers: Jay-C, King Soopers. City Market. Fry’s, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., and Smiths
The bulk and loose peaches supplied by Prima Wawona are sold in grocery stores in a variety of formats, typically bins where consumers may select their own fruit and may have the following stickers with PLU numbers on them: 4037, 4038, 4044, 4401, 94037, 94038, 94044, 94401. Not all peaches with these PLU codes are supplied by Prima Wawona. Consumers who are unsure of the brand or variety of your loose peaches, you can contact your retailer or supplier, or throw them out, according to the FDA.
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