Peaches, Plums Recalled from Trader Joe's, Walmart, and More

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

You might want to check the packaging on your produce this week because a nationwide fruit recall is in effect on bulk and packaged fruits from the fruit wholesaler Wawona Packing Co. Recalled fruits include peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots that may have been contaminated with listeria.

See also: 9 Farmers Markets Staying Open for the Summer in Metro Phoenix

Since Wawona sells to many wholesalers and retailers under different brands, the voluntary recall includes fruit labeled as Wawona, Sweet 2 Eat, or Harvest Sweet. Fruits from those labels packaged between June 1 and July 12 are subject to the recall.

Wawona supplies to Costco, Walmart, Kroger, and Trader Joe's, according to Reuters. Although no known cases of illness from the recalled fruit have currently been reported, the company warned in a statement that listeria "can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems."

It's also kind of a bummer to note that Walmart and Trader Joe's are getting fruit from the same wholesaler in the first place, but that's beside the point. To see a full list of recalled fruit SKUs, visit the Wawona Packing website.

Follow Chow Bella on Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.