Wawona Packing California Fruits
UPDATE: SUNDAY JULY 20:
The FDA has now posted an update to Wawona Packing Company's voluntary recall. As released Saturday, July 18, Dierbergs has removed from our shelves conventional and organic varieties of fresh, whole California-grown peaches (white or yellow), nectarines (white or yellow), plums and pluots.
The recall does not include Missouri-grown peaches or any locally grown fruits or vegetables sold at Dierbergs.
Wawona defined its recall as products packed from June 1, 2014 through July 12, 2014. Wawona's product list of recalled items is expansive. At Dierbergs, the products were sold only as single pieces of fruit (by-the-pound pricing) in bulk--so none were pre-bagged or sold in clamshell packaging.
View the FDA Wawona Recall>
Todd E. Vasel, Dierbergs Markets Inc. (636) 812-1323 Cell: 314-566-5516
For Immediate Release: Saturday, July 19, 2014 (Revise July 22)
Dierbergs Removes Some California Tree Fruits
From Stores in Response to Recall
California-based Wawona Packing Co. has issued a voluntary recall of some tree-ripened stone fruits. The recall includes conventional and organic varieties of yellow peaches and nectarines, white peaches and nectarines, plums and pluots for the possibility of being contaminated with listeria.
No illnesses are reported and Wawona is issuing this recall as a precautionary voluntary measure.
Dierbergs Markets sources its California Tree-Ripened Fruits through Wawona and is responding by pulling all recalled product from its sales floors.
The recall does not include Missouri grown peaches or any of Dierbergs locally grown fruits or vegetables.
Customers who purchased the California products named in the recall from Dierbergs between Sunday, June 1 and noon Saturday, July 19, can return them to any Dierbergs location for a full refund. (Please note update to date range was revised here on July 22, based on date-change information included in FDA Wawona Recall> published after Dierbergs initial recall announcement.)
Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in certain vulnerable populations including young children, the elderly or those with weak immune systems. Pregnant women are also considered to be at risk.
Additional details will be updated at Dierbergs.com as they are made available by Wawona Packing Co.
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