SILVER SPRING, MD. - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Centers for Disease Control is investigating a possible outbreak of Salmonella linked to Wawona-brand peaches sold at ALDI stores in multiple states.
As of Aug. 19, the CDC has reported a total of 68 cases likely linked to the bagged peaches in nine states including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey and Maryland.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported that many of the people sick with the same strain of Salmonella Enteritidis, confirmed by Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS), had purchased Wawona-brand bagged peaches from ALDI prior to becoming ill in the state.
ALDI has issued a voluntary recall of assorted peaches from its supplier Wawona Packing Company, including 2-pound bags, loose bulk, and organic 2-pound bags.
The FDA recommends that any retailers, restaurants or consumers should not sell, serve or eat Wawona-brand bagged peaches produced from June 1 to the present.