Fruit sold in RI part of nationwide recall
Several kinds of fresh fruit are being recalled in Rhode Island due to possible contamination by Listeria.
The Rhode Island Department of Health said California-based Wawona Packing Co. issued a nationwide recall for certain kinds of whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots.
The fruit were packed between June 1 and July 12 and sold in Rhode Island at Sam's Club, BJ's, Trader Joe's, Stop & Shop, Whole Foods, Save-A-Lot and possibly other places.
The Health Department said the fruit is often but not always sold under the name "Sweet 2 Eat." The FDA posted pictures of the recalled packages.
No illnesses have been reported.
People who think they have some of the recalled fruit are advised to throw it away.
The state Department of Health said the recalled products were shipped directly to retailers and wholesalers who resell the products. Wawona said it does not know the locations of the companies that purchased the product from its direct customers.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious illness. It can be fatal to young children or frail or elderly people, and can cause miscarriages.
Wawona said it has sanitized its packing lines and that daily testing shows no sign of listeria.
Consumers with questions can call Wawona Packing at 1-888-232-9912 during regular business hours.
NBC 10 News contributed to this report.