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FDA issues recall on fresh nectarines sold at Costco in California

CALIFORNIA — The Food and Drug Administration has recalled over 2,000 cartons of fresh nectarines, peaches and plums due to possible Listeria contamination.

According to the FDA, 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.

Listeria Monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem to date.

The FDA said the fresh nectarines were sold at Costco stores in California. The nectarines and peaches are sold as a bulk retail produce item with PLU sticker (PLU# 4044, 3035, 4378) showing the country of origin of Chile.

The company has ceased the distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Anyone who purchases the fresh produce 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.

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