KCHD: Peaches Recalled After Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak

KCHD: Peaches Recalled After Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak

The Kane County Health Department is advising that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local partners, is investigating an ongoing multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections potentially linked to peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona or Wawona Packing Company.

Retailers that received recall product from Prima Wawona or Wawona Packing Company include, but are not limited to: ALDI, Target, Walmart, Wegmans and Kroger, including the following affiliated retailers: Jay-C, King Soopers, City Market, Fry’s, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co. and Smiths.

The bulk/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. Please note that not all peaches with these PLU codes are supplied by Prima Wawona.

If you are unsure of the brand or variety of your loose peaches, you can contact your retailer or supplier, or throw them out.

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 – 849315000400
  • Kroger Peaches – 011110181749
  • Wegman’s 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.

CDC reports that epidemiologic evidence indicates that peaches are the likely source of this outbreak. As of Aug. 19, 2020, CDC is reporting a total of 68 cases across nine states.

FDA’s investigation to identify a source of contamination is ongoing. On Aug. 22, 2020, Prima Wawona expanded their recall to include bagged and bulk, or loose, peaches that they supplied to retailers nationwide.

Consumers who cannot remember when they purchased peaches supplied by Prima Wawona should throw them away. Consumers who purchased loose peaches prior to August 3, 2020 and don’t know if they are from Prima Wawona should throw them away.

Consumers who have symptoms of Salmonella infection should contact their health care provider. Most people with salmonellosis develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. More severe cases of salmonellosis may include a high fever, aches, headaches, lethargy, a rash, blood in the urine or stool, and in some cases may become fatal.

The affected product details are included in the posting at https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-salmonella-enteritidis-peaches-august-2020

The Kane County Health Department has an abundance of information about food safety online at KaneHealth.com/Pages/Food-Safety.aspx.

SOURCE: Kane County Health Department news release