UPDATED: Wawona stone fruit recall spurred by Australian tests - The Packer

UPDATED: Wawona stone fruit recall spurred by Australian tests

07/21/2014 10:15:00 AM
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“While waiting for the confirmed test results, the compamy stopped production and performed extra cleaning and sanitization measures and conducted more tests. All test results taken after this process have been negative.”

Courtesy Wawona Packing Co.Several 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.The lab did find listeria on two peaches and one nectarine among the product Wawona had it check. However, when the lab tested other pieces of fruit from the same boxes, all of it was negative for listeria, according to the Wawona statement.

Wawona is maintaining its normal production levels by using outside facilities in the area, Smittcamp said.

The complete list of more than 900 block identification numbers included in the recall is attached to the recall notice.


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GUILLERMO VAZQUEZ    
APPLIED AND EXPERIMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY JACKSONVILLE FL  |  July, 22, 2014 at 07:35 PM

THE WAWONA PACKING FACILITY IS PERHAPS THE CLEANEST AND BEST KEPT PACKING HOUSE I HAVE EVER VISITED . I AM VERY SURPRISED THAT SOMETHING LIKE THIS TOOK PLACE . THEY GO FAR AND ABOVE THE REQUIRED METHODS TO KEEP FRUIT SAFE . THEY PRECOOL EVERYTHING AND ACTUALLY PACK IN A REFRIDGERATED FACILITY . I AM GUESSING THERE PROBLEMS ARE COMING FROM THE CROP ITSELF AND OR THE BINS THEY ARE TRANSPORTED IN .

Carol Duvall    
Loomis CA  |  July, 25, 2014 at 01:26 PM

I contracted Listeria from eating nectarines from the Raley's store in Loomis Ca I keep reading that there are no reported cases. That is not true. When I approached Raley's they said that did not have any fruit that was affected. I was very sick from seven days and I am still on antibiotics.

Rudolph Verdun    
Flint, Michigan  |  July, 26, 2014 at 11:23 AM

It takes from 2 weeks to 2 months for the illness to incubate. I would think back in time to trace the infection.

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