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Food

Trader Joe's And Costco Fruit Recalled In Listeria Scare

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Peaches and other stone fruit were recalled from Trader Joe's and Costco (Photo by liz west via the Creative Commons on Flickr)
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It may be the season for delicious stone fruit, but a Central California farm is recalling its peaches, plums, nectarines, plums and plumcots from Trader Joe's, Costco, Sam's Club and other stores nationwide because of potential listeria contamination.

Listeria bacteria is known to cause food poisoning. Wawona Packing Co. says there haven't been any reported cases of folks becoming ill from the fruit, according to the FDA. The contamination was first discovered in their Tulare County packing house, and the company voluntarily recalled their products as a precautionary measure.

They're recalling the fruit that was shipped and packed to their retailers from June 1 to June 12. On the Wawona Packing website, there is a list of the recalled products with accompanying photos of the fruit and the containers as well as a list with recall dates and codes.

Costco sent out a release with its affected products. Trader Joe's issued their own statement warning their customers about the products from June 2 to July 19. According to TJ's website, these are the items to look out for:

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Sold Individually (by the each) - June 2nd thru July 18th: Organic White Nectarine Organic Yellow Nectarine White Nectarine Yellow Nectarine Organic Yellow Peach White Peach Yellow Peach Organic Dapple Dandy Plumcot Plum Sold in 4LB Boxes - June 2nd thru July 19th (Julian Date Codes of 153 thru 193):
Trader Joe's Peaches 4LB Box
Trader Joe's Nectarines 4LB Box

FreshDirect, an online grocer that delivers in NYC, also sent out a recall notice to its customers.