All fruit packed and shipped from the company’s Cutler, Calif., from June 1 through July 17 is now under recall, according to a news release issued at 11 p.m. July 31.
The initial recall only included certain lots, packed June 1-July 12, of organic and conventional yellow and white peaches, white and yellow nectarines, plums and pluots. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has also issued a nationwide recall of the fruit.
Health officials have not reported any illnesses linked to the fruit. It can take up to 70 days for listeria monocytogenes symptoms to develop after exposure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A spokeswoman for Wawona Packing said Aug. 1 that the company is not releasing details on the volume of fruit packed and shipped from June 1-July 17.
“Wawona Packing Co. is expanding the recall, as a precautionary step, to cover all products packed in the Wawona Packing Co. facility from June 1 through July 17 because the company’s experts have yet to identify with scientific certainty the source of listeria monocytogenes in the facility,” according to the most recent news release.
Courtesy WawonaSeveral brands of conventional and organic stone fruit, including these organic Sweet 2 Eat peaches, are under recall by Wawona Packing Co. because of possible listeria contamination. As of July 18, the company stopped packing product at the Cutler facility, according to the release. Products packed after July 18 outside of the Cutler facility are not part of the recall.
Wawona has notified its direct customers, including retailers and wholesalers, according to the release. However, the company does not have traceability information of who its direct customers resold fruit to, according to the release.
Several retailers have issued their own recall notices. Media has reported local recalls of the fruit across the country. Retailers who have recalled the fruit include: Trader Joes, Costco, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Kroger’s, Aldi, Wegmans, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Giant Food Stores, Martins, Hannafords, BJ’s Wholesale, Dillons, Smiths, Save-a-Lot, Fry’s, King Soopers, Stop & Shop, Big Y Foods, Ralphs, Whole Foods, QFC, Jay C, City Market, Bakers, Gerbes, and Fred Meyer.
Courtesy WawonaThese Sweet 2 Eat brand peaches from Wawona Packing Co. are among the stone fruit the California company recalled because of possible listeria contamination.The Wawona fruit is marketed under a variety of brands, according to the release, including Sweet 2 Eat, Sweet 2 Eat Organic and Mrs. Smittcamp’s. It is also sold under various private labels, which Wawona did not specify.