Peaches, plums, nectarines recalled for possible Listeria outbreak

Writer: Rachel Murphy
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Peaches possible contaminated with Listeria (CREDIT: CDC)

Make sure you check your frozen fruit. HMC Farms is voluntarily recalling peaches, plums and nectarines that might be contaminated with Listeria.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday, the recalled fruit was distributed nationwide as individual pieces of fruit bearing PLU stickers. They were also sold between May 1 and Nov. 15, 2022 and between May 1 and Nov. 15, 2023.

Eleven illnesses and one death have been linked to the recalled peaches, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Three of the eleven people diagnosed are in Florida.

If you happen to have any of the recalled fruit, the CDC advises cleaning all surfaces that may have touched the fruit.

Listeria can have deadly effects with pregnant women or people over 65 years old. Symptoms typically start within two weeks after eating food contaminated with Listeria but may start as early as the same day or as late as 10 weeks after, according to the CDC.

The recalled fruit is no longer in stores. Organic fruit is not included in the recall.

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