February 4, 2019 — A recall was issued for fresh peaches, plums, and nectarines that were sold at Walmart, ALDI, and Costco because they may be contaminated with Listeria bacteria.

Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. of Yonkers, New York, recalled 1,727 cartons of peaches, 1,207 cartons of nectarines and 365 cartons of plums due to a risk of infection with Listeria monocytogenes.

The fruit was sold at certain grocery stores in the states of Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia.

Retail StoresStatesProduct
ALDIAlabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, VirginiaNectarines, Peaches, Plums
CostcoCaliforniaNectarines
Fairway MarketNew YorkNectarines, Peaches
HannafordMainePeaches
Market BasketMassachusettsNectarines, Peaches
WalmartKentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West VirginiaNectarines (MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV), Peaches (KY, NJ, NY, OH, PA, WV)

The peaches and nectarines were sold as a bulk retail produce item with PLU sticker (PLU# 4044, 3035, 4378) showing the country of origin of Chile.

The peaches, nectarines and plums sold at ALDI are packaged in a 2-pound bag with the brand Rio Duero, EAN# 7804650090281, 7804650090298, 7804650090304.

The nectarines sold at Costco are packaged in a 4-pound plastic clamshell with the brand Rio Duero, EAN# 7804650090212.

The recall was announced after a finished product tested positive for Listeria during a routine sampling program by the packing house. No illnesses were reported as of January 24, 2019.

Consumers who bought the recalled fruit are urged to return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers with questions may contact the company at compliance@jacvandenberg.com.

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