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News | January 28, 2019

Shipments of Foreign Fresh Fruit Recalled in 18 States

By Staff

Shipments of Foreign Fresh Fruit Recalled in 18 States

Fresh peaches, nectarines, and plums shipped across the U.S. are being recalled due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall notice indicates that the country of origin for a portion of the fresh produce is Chile.  

The company issuing the recall is Yonkers, NY-based Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. According to the company’s website, they receive in excess of 12 million boxes of premium quality fresh produce each year from 11 different countries spanning 6 continents. 

The recall includes:

  • 1,727 cartons of fresh peaches
  • 1,207 cartons of fresh nectarines
  • 365 cartons of fresh plums

The fruits were distributed to retailers in 18 states.

Retailer: ALDI

  • Produce recalled: Nectarines, peaches, plums
  • States affected: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

Retailer: Costco

  • Produce recalled: Nectarines
  • States affected: California

Retailer: Fairway Market

  • Produce recalled: Nectarines, peaches
  • States affected: New York

Retailer: Hannaford

  • Produce recalled: Peaches
  • States affected: Maine

Retailer: Market Basket

  • Produce recalled: Nectarines, peaches
  • States affected: Massachusetts

Retailer: Walmart

  • Produce recalled: Nectarines, peaches
  • States affected: Nectarines in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; peaches in Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia)

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the packing house which revealed that the finished products contained Listeria bacteria. The company has ceased the distribution of the product as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Jac. Vandenberg continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.

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