Wawona Packing Expands Recall Of Stone Fruit

Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, CA, expands its initial voluntary recall of whole white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, plums, and pluots due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The initial recall covered specific lots of products packed from June 1 through July 12. Wawona Packing Company is expanded the recall, as a precautionary step, to cover all products packed in the Wawona Packing facility from June 1 through July 17, because the company’s experts have yet to identify with scientific certainty the source of Listeria monocytogenes in the facility.

No products have been packed at the Wawona Packing facility in Cutler since July 18. Products packed on or after July 18 outside of the Wawona Packing Co. facility are not affected by this recall.

A list and images of the recalled products can be found here.

Wawona Packing is voluntarily recalling these products in consultation with FDA. The initial recall was initiated based on internal company testing. The company shut down the packing lines, retrofitted equipment, sanitized the facility, and is working with experts in making further improvements to the food safety program. The company’s packing lines in the Cutler facility will not reopen until they are deemed safe, in consultation with experts.

“Wawona Packing believes in the highest standards of food safety. We have been working around the clock to determine the source of the Listeria monocytogenes. We have brought in nationally known experts in food safety to investigate every part of our packing facility, and we are working with the FDA,” said company president Brent Smittcamp.

Source: Wawona Packing Company news release

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