Stores react to fruit recall

first_imgFruit recall informationOn the Web:• For more information on the fruit recall, visit the Wawona Packing Co. website, www.wawonapacking.com.• For more about listeria infection, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, www.cdc.gov/listeria.If you’ve purchased certain stone fruit from local Fred Meyer stores recently, you may be getting a phone call from the grocer alerting you to a product recall.Fred Meyer stores have been affected by a nationwide voluntary recall of certain lots of whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots (or plumcots). Fred Meyer customers who used their rewards cards and purchased any of the recalled fruit — identified by a price-lookup sticker containing “Sweet2Eat” on the fruit — between June 1 and July 20 are receiving automated calls this week, said Melinda Merrill, spokeswoman for Fred Meyer.Those customers also will find a message alerting them of the recall on their store receipts, Merrill said. The notification efforts began as soon as Fred Meyer learned it was affected by the recall, she said.On Saturday, Wawona Packing Co. in Cutler, Calif., issued a voluntary recall of certain lots of the pitted fruits after internal tests came back positive for listeria monocytogenes on two nectarines and one peach. The company hasn’t been able to determine how or where along the supply chain the problem occurred.last_img

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