ALDI has recalled assorted peaches received from its supplier, Wawona Packing Company, because of possible Salmonella contamination and a link to a food poisoning outbreak.
The CDC and FDA are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to bagged peaches sold at ALDI stores in 9 states — Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
So far, there have been 68 reported cases of Salmonella Enteritidis resulting in 14 hospitalizations. The full report can be read here.
ALDI has removed the affected peaches from select ALDI stores in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
The fruit was also available for purchase through the company’s partnership with Instacart, a grocery delivery service.
The affected products and UPC codes can be found below:
|Product||Packaging||UPC Code||Select Stores in These Affected States|
|Wawona Peaches 2 lb.||2 lb. bag||033383322001||Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia|
|Peaches Organic 2 lb.||2 lb. bag||849315000400||Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia|
If customers have products affected by this recall, they should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund.
Customers with additional questions can contact Wawona Packing Company LLC Customer Service at 1-877-722-7554.
About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.
Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled peaches and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.
Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.
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