Peaches recalled over Salmonella concerns
Prima Wawona is voluntarily recalling their bagged Wawona and Wawona Organic peaches and loose bulk peaches because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent Aug. 24. The peaches are being recalled in connection with a Salmonella outbreak involving illnesses of more than 60 people in nine states.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Richard Stith, Chief, Public Health Division, DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has recalled or withdrawn products in its inventory, they are immediately removed from store shelves.
The affected bagged peaches were distributed and sold from June 1 through Aug. 19; the bulk peaches were distributed and sold from June 1 through Aug. 3.
The following products are affected by this recall:
- Wawona Peaches, bagged: Product code 033383322001
- Wawona Organic Peaches, bagged: Product code 849315000400
- Prima® Peaches, bagged: Product code 766342325903
- Organic Marketside Peaches, bagged: Product code 849315000400
- Bulk loose peaches: Stickers with PLU numbers 4037, 4038, 4044, 4401, 94037, 94038, 94044, and 94401
Salmonella can be potentially life-threatening, especially to infants, older people, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. It can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella’s most common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. Salmonella’s symptoms usually develop between eight to 72 hours after consumption of the contaminated food and last about four to seven days.
Questions about this recall can be directed to Prima Wawona at (877) 722-7554, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.