Fresh Fruit In 18 States Recalled Over Possible Listeria Risk

Thousands of cartons of fresh peaches, nectarines and plums distributed to stores across the country are being recalled because they may be contaminated with the listeria, which can cause serious illness.

Listeria “can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems,” the announcement stated.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the possible contamination, which was made public just one day before the end of the longest U.S. government shutdown in history.

The affected fruit was being sold at various outlets in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia.

The peaches and nectarines were sold in bulk and come with the PLU sticker numbers 4044, 3035 or 4378, and show the country of origin as Chile.

Aldi’s peaches, nectarines and plums were sold in a 2-pound bag under the Rio Duero brand and have the EAN numbers 7804650090281, 7804650090298 and 7804650090304.

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