Wawona Packing Company of Cutler has expanded its voluntary recall of fruits like white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, plums in the U.S and Canada as the products have a sheer probability of getting contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
According to scientists, Listeria monocytogenes bacteria can cause serious infections in young kids, pregnant ladies and persons with weakened immune systems. The symptoms of this fatal infection include muscle pains, diarrhea, headaches, flu-like fever, balance loss, stiff necks and many more.
Earlier on July 19th, this California based Co, recalled a large number of specific products, packed from 1st June-12th July, which were delivered to wholesaler and retailers in the U.S and Canada. As a precautionary step, the company has expanded its recall and going to examine all the products that were being packed in their facility from 1st June to 17th July, 2014. Wawona Packing Co has decided to expand its recall because the experts have yet to identify the exact source of the Listeria monocytogenes.
Wawona announced in a press release, “Because we do not know the locations of the companies or stores that received the products from our direct customers, the company is issuing a nationwide recall.”
“The recalled products include the following brands marketed to consumers: Sweet 2 Eat, Sweet 2 Eat Organic, Mrs. Smittcamp’s, and are also packed in private labels. These brands will be on the boxes or on the stickers placed on individual fruit. Anyone who has the recalled products in their possession should not consume them and should discard them,” says a release from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are asked to discard them and for refund contact the store from where the products was purchased.
the recalled product should not consume them, but discard them and present proof of purchase or receipt if available for a refund at the store where the product was purchased.
Consumers with queries can contact Wawona Packing’s information desk at 1-888-232-9912 (weekdays 8am-11pm EST or 8am-8pm EST on weekends).