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Fruit Recall at Trader Joe’s, Costco Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

Purchased your peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots from Trader Joe's or Costco? They may be part of a recent recall for potential listeria contamination.

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Hold off on biting into that peach, plum, nectarine and pluot!

A Calif. fruit packaging company that sent 38 lots of the fresh fruits to retailers and wholesalers, including Trader Joe’s and Costco, is recalling the products due to potential listeria contamination.

The tree-ripened stone fruit under recall came from Wawona Packing Co. and was packed on June 1, 2014 through July 12, 2014. The fruits were packed in bags, boxed and clamshells.

A complete list of the block identification numbers included in the recall has been provided by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Consumers in possession of the recalled products are asked to not consume the products -- to instead discard them.

No illnesses have been reported, according to the recall notice posted on the FDA website, but Listeria monocytogenes can cause a potentially fatal infection in older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths for pregnant women.

Symptoms of listeria include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

[Source: FDA]