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Stone fruit recall expands to include Whole Foods

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – A nationwide recall of stone fruit sold at major retailers, including Trader Joe’s and Costco, has expanded to include Whole Foods.

Cakes, tarts, salsas and prepared salads sold at Whole Foods are being recalled because they may have been made with peaches, plums and nectarines now recalled because of possible listeria contamination, the grocery chain said Thursday.

Not all of the recalled items were made at all Whole Foods locations. Recalled products were sold at grocery stores in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. For a list of the affected in-store items by state, click here.

Whole Foods said it has pulled from the shelves and destroyed all the recalled stone fruit, some of which may have been labeled with a “Sweet 2 Eat” sticker.

Earlier this week, California-based Wawona Packing Company issued a voluntary recall of peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots after internal testing found traces of the listeria bacteria, which could be life-threatening to patients with weakened immune systems.

The fruit has been packed between June 1 and July 12, and sold at BJ’s, Costco, Sam’s Club and Trader Joe’s stores.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections, especially in young children, elderly people or those with weakened immune systems.

Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in women who are pregnant.

No illnesses yet have been linked to this recall, Wawona Packing said.

The prepared Whole Foods items being recalled were sold in stores between June 1 and July 21, the company said.

Anyone who bought a recalled cake, tart, salad or salsa should throw it away immediately. Customers can bring their receipts to a Whole Foods store for a full refund.

Any questions about the Whole Foods recall should be directed to 512-477-5566, extension 20060.

Questions about the stone fruit recall in general should be directed to Wawona Packing at 1-888-232-9912, or visit www.wawonapacking.com.