As of Wednesday, the CDC reported 68 cases of Salmonella across 9 states. Both the FDA and the CDC released the following statement. “Recalled bagged peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona from June 1, 2020 to August 19, 2020 should not be eaten and should be thrown away. Recalled loose/bulk peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona from June 1, 2020 to August 3, 2020 should not be eaten and should throw them away.”
You may not recognize the food distributor, Prima Wawona, but you’ll definitely recognize the following stores that sell their products: Walmart, Target, Aldi, Wegmans, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Smiths, Ralphs, Fry’s, City Market, King Soopers, and Jay-C.
The FDA issued a list of brand names the peaches were sold under and their product codes:
- Wawona Peaches (033383322001)
- Wawona Organic Peaches (849315000400)
- Prima Peaches (766342325903)
- Organic Marketside Peaches (849315000400)
- Kroger Peaches (011110181749)
- Wegmans Peaches (077890490488).
Most people start to experience symptoms of Salmonella within 12-72 hours of getting infected. The illness, salmonellosis, can last 4 to 7 days. The FDA tells us that “most people with salmonellosis develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.” The article goes on to say that more severe cases of salmonellosis include a high fever, aches, headaches, lethargy, a rash, blood in the urine or stool.
Not sure if you have potentially infected peaches on your hands? Go ahead and toss them out. Yes, it’s a shame to throw away a sweet summer treat, but it’s not worth the possible illness! Check the FDA website for continued updates.