NewsNational News


Fruit sold at Costco, Sam’s Club, BJ’s and Trader Joe’s subject of nationwide recall

Posted at 7:46 AM, Jul 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-22 07:49:36-04

CUTLER, Calif. – A company that supplies fruit to stores like Costco, Sam’s Club, BJ’s and Trader Joe’s has voluntarily recalled certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled fruit was packed between June 1 and July 12, 2014.

“Wawona Packing has notified retailers of the specific lots being recalled,” the Wawona Packing Company wrote in a press released posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website. “No other products are impacted by this recall. No illnesses have been linked to this recall to date.”

The recalled products were shipped directly to stores who then resell the fruit under their own brand names.

“Because we do not know the locations of the companies that purchased the products from our direct customers, the company is issuing a nationwide recall,” Wawona Packing said.

If you think you have a recalled product, the company advised you not eat it. If you have questions, contact Wawona Packing at 1-888-232-9912.

Click here to see a list of fruit covered under the recall.

Click here to see photos of the recalled products.

“Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems,” according to the company. “By taking the precautionary step of recalling product, we will minimize even the slightest risk to public health, and that is our priority.”