Fruit sold at Aldi and Walmart locations in several states have been recalled due a possible listeria contamination, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Jac. Vandenburg, Inc. located in New York is recalling 1,727 cartons of peaches, 1,207 cartons of nectarines and 365 cartons of plums that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, "an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems."
The fruits were distributed in Michigan, Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia through small retail establishments as well as Aldi and Walmart.
The peaches and nectarines are sold as a bulk retail produce item with PLU sticker (PLU# 4044, 3035, 4378) showing the country of origin of Chile. The peaches, nectarines and plums sold at ALDI are packaged in a 2-pound bag with the brand Rio Duero, EAN# 7804650090281, 7804650090298, 7804650090304. The nectarines sold at Costco are packaged in a 4-pound plastic clamshell with the brand Rio Duero, EAN# 7804650090212.
No illnesses have been reported yet, officials say.
Symptoms include: high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.