Wawona Packing Company issued a nationwide recall on all peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots packed between June 1 and July 12 and some of the contaminated fruits may have reached NJ supermarkets.
Wegman’s, which has New Jersey locations in Bridgewater, Cherry Hill, Manalapan, Mt. Laurel, Ocean, Princeton and Woodbridge, instructed costumers to discard or return affected fruit or items containing fresh fruit, such as baked goods, for an in-store refund.
According to the US Food and Drug Administration, the produce may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause fatal infections in young children, seniors and those with weak immune systems. The bacterium can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
The company distributes to food retailers including BJ’s Wholesale Club, Costco, Sam’s Club, Stop & Shop, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, and has notified all stores of the possible contamination.
No illnesses related to the recall have been reported.