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Listeria tests prompt fruit recall

Giant Foods has joined the list of stores recalling fruit packaged by a California company, over listeria concerns.

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.

Costco, Trader Joe's, Sam's Clubs Walmart have already posted recalls on their websites.

In addition, Wegmans Food Markets Inc. has recalled several of its baked goods that contain fruit from Wawona Packing Co. This includes cakes, pies, tarts and other pastries.

According to a news release from Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets, organic peaches and nectarines, and certain Orchard Perfect peaches, nectarines and plums have been removed from store shelves.

The following products are included in the Giant recall:

* Organic Nectarines, PLU 94378
* Organic Peaches, PLU 94044
* Orchard Perfect Nectarines, PLU 4378 and PLU 4036
* Orchard Perfect Peaches, PLU 4044 and PLU 4038
* Orchard Perfect White Peaches, PLU 4401
* Orchard Perfect Black Plums, PLU 4040
* Orchard Perfect White Nectarines, PLU 3035

Giant officials said they have not received any reports of illnesses due to these fruits.

Customers who bought the fruit between June 1 and July 21, 2014, should throw away any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant/Martin's for a full refund.

For a full list, see the FDA website.


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