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Wegmans Recalling Certain Fruits Because of Listeria Contamination

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 • 5:20pm

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Wegmans announced a voluntary recall of nectarines, plums and peaches because of a possible contamination with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, according to a release.

Listeria, the release said, is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, senior citizens and those with weakened immune systems.

The release said the grocer at Wegmans reported that organic and non-organic fruit was supplied by Wawona Packaging Company of California, and routine testing showed potential contamination. Those who purchased the fruit between June 1 and July 20, 2014 should discard it immediately and visit the service desk at a Wegmans location for a full refund.

The recall, the release said, also includes Wegmans bakery products that could contain fresh peaches, nectarines and plums in multiple varieties and sizes. Those baked goods could also contain fruit supplies by Wawona Packaging Company.

Additional information on the fruit items and bakery products involved in the recall is available at the Wegmans website at www.wegmans.com. Those with additional questions can call 1-888-232-9912 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NBC News has also announced that the recall extends to the same fruits sold at Trader Joe's and Costco.

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