Giant removes some tree fruits from store shelves
CARLISLE – Giant Food Stores LLC has removed its organic peaches and nectarines and some Orchard Perfect peaches, nectarines and plums from its shelves after a recall by Wawona Packing Company due to possible listeria contamination.
The following fruits are included in the recall:
Organic nectarines, PLU 94378
Organic peaches, PLU 94044
Orchard Perfect nectarines, PLU 4378 and 4036
Orchard Perfect peaches, PLU 4044 and 4038
Orchard Perfect white peaches, PLU 4401
Orchard Perfect black plums, PLU 4040
Orchard Perfect white nectarines, PLU 3035
There are no reports of illness to date. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis, but if contracted listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, nausea, miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, elderly and those who have HIV or are undergoing chemotherapy.
Customers who purchased the fruit between June 1 and July 21 should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.
For more information, call Wawona Packing Company at (888) 232-9912 or Giant’s customer service at (888) 814-4268 or visit www.giantfoodstores.com.