FDA Recall: Peaches, plums, nectarines sold at some Aldi, Walmart stores may contain Listeria

The Food and Drug Administration says New York produce company Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. is recalling over 2,000 cartons of peaches, nectarines and plums due to possible Listeria contamination.

The FDA says Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. is recalling 1,727 cartons of fresh peaches, 1,207 cartons of fresh nectarines and 365 cartons of fresh plums because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

While no one has been reported as sick to date, the recall was issued following a routine sampling program by the packing house which found the finished products contained the bacteria. 

The affected fruit was sold at several produce and grocery stores across the eastern U.S. and California including Aldi, Costco and Walmart.

The FDA says the fresh peaches, nectarines, and plums were distributed 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 are 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.

ALDI stores in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia sold sold the nectarines, peaches, and plums.

Costco stores in California sold nectarines.

Fairway Market in New York sold nectarines and peaches.

Hannaford stores in Maine sold peaches.

Market Basket stores in Massachusetts sold nectarines and peaches.

Walmart stores in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia sold nectarines; stores in Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia sold peaches.

Anyone who purchased the fresh peaches, nectarines and plums are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at compliance@jacvandenberg.com.