Certain fruit sold at Walmart, Costco, Aldi recalled over possible listeria contamination

Daniel Fowler
January 29, 2019

No illnesses associated with this recall have been reported, according to the FDA. They were packaged in a 4-pound plastic clamshell featuring the Rio Duero brand and the number 7804650090212.

Fresh nectarines and peaches sold at Market Basket stores in MA are being recalled due to listeria concerns.

Infections caused by listeria can be fatal in children, the elderly, or people with weakened immune systems.

Peaches and nectarines, which were sold in bulk, bore the PLU (Price Look-Up) sticker numbers 4044, 3035, 4378.

The company has ceased the distribution of the product as FDA and the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem. Healthy people might only suffer short-term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

The affected fruit also was sold in ALDI locations in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia.

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Hannaford stores in ME sold peaches.

The retail stores effected are ALDI, Walmart, Costco, Market Basket, Fairway Market and Hannaford.

In California, affected nectarines were distributed to Costco stores. Affected nectarines and peaches were distributed to Market Basket locations in MA. Vandenberg, Inc. of Yonkers, New York.

Walmart stores in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia sold nectarines; stores in Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia sold peaches.

If you have bought the contaminated fruit, you can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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