If you have purchased fruit labeled “Sweet 2 Eat” from Costco, Kroger, or WalMart, then be on notice. There has been a recall of peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots by Wawona Packing Co. after it has found fruit contaminated with Listeria in one of its California Warehouses.
According to CNN.com, Costco, Kroger and Walmart, which also operates Sam's Club stores, have all posted notices about the fruit recall on their websites. So have Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe's, Ralphs and Food 4 Less. The recall is nationwide, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
In addition to the stone fruit recall (fruits with large pits) some stores are also recalling prepared items like tarts, pastries or baked goods that may contain the contaminated fruits. For a full list of risk items, check out FDA.gov »
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause listeriosis. The most common symptoms of listeriosis are gastrointestinal issues (such as diarrhea). Pregnant women, elderly, and young children are more likely to get the disease.
If you think you have eaten any of the food that is being recalled and start to feel sick, contact your doctor right away.