January 24, 2019: Jac. Vandenberg, Inc., Recall Fresh Nectarines, and Plums for Possible Listeria Contamination

Jac. Vandenberg Fresh Produce Recall Announcement – Jac. Vandenberg, Inc., of Yonkers, New York, has issued a recall for 1,727 cartons of Fresh Peaches, 1,207 cartons of Fresh Nectarines, and 365 cartons of Fresh Plums due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) contamination.

About Listeria

According to the FDA, Listeria is a type of bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.  Infection with Listeria is also referred to as listeriosis.  To learn more about Listeria, please see About Listeria.

Jac. Vandenberg, Inc., Recall Information

This recall is the result of a sampling program by Jac Vandenberg’s packing house, which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria.  Jac. Vandenberg, Inc., has ceased the distribution of the products as FDA and Jac. Vandenberg, Inc., continue their investigation as to what caused the contamination.

The Fresh Peaches, Fresh Nectarines, and Fresh 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 through small retailers and the following retail stores:

Retail StoresProductStates
ALDINectarines, Peaches, PlumsAlabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
CostcoNectarinesCalifornia
Fairway MarketNectarines, PeachesNew York
Hannaford Peaches Maine
Market Basket Nectarines, Peaches Massachusetts
WalmartNectarines (MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV), Peaches (KY, NJ, NY, OH, PA, WV)Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

The peaches and nectarines are sold as a bulk retail produce 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

Consumers who have purchased Fresh Peaches, Fresh Nectarines, and Fresh Plums are asked to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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