WASHINGTON, DC – The Federal Food and Drug Administration has announced that Prima Wawona — the distributor that supplied ALDI with the peaches that were voluntarily recalled last week due to a likely outbreak of Salmonella — has expanded the recall of its peaches.
The recall now includes all the company’s bulk/loose peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through Aug. 3 and its bagged Wawona and Wawona Organic peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through Aug. 19.
The bagged peaches were distributed and sold in supermarkets with the following product codes:
Wawona Peaches – 033383322001
Wawona Organic Peaches – 849315000400
Prima® Peaches – 766342325903
Organic Marketside Peaches – 849315000400
Kroger Peaches – 011110181749
Wegmans Peaches – 077890490488
“We’re conducting this voluntary recall in cooperation with the FDA out of consideration for the wellbeing and safety of our customers and consumers,” said George Nikolich, vice president of technical operations for Prima Wawona. “We continue to be committed to serving consumers with high quality fruit.”
Previously the recall just impacted peaches sold at ALDI retails stores, but since the update, Kroger, Target, Walmart and Wegmans have also issued voluntary recalls of their peaches connected to the possible Salmonella outbreak.
The bulk/loose peaches are sold in grocery stores in a variety of formats, typically bins where consumers may select their own fruit, and may have the following stickers with PLU numbers on them: 4037, 4038, 4044, 4401, 94037, 94038, 94044, 94401.
As of Aug. 24, there were 68 cases of people infected with the Salmonella outbreak in 14 states likely linked to the peaches.