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Peach recall spreads to Canada as Salmonella outbreak continues



Wawona, the company that has recalled peaches across the U.S. because of a link to a Salmonella outbreak, is expanding the recall to include peaches distributed in Canada.

The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating an outbreak in that country, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), but the health department had not posted a public notice as of this afternoon.

In the United States, the outbreak has sickened 68 people across nine states. At least 14 people had to be admitted to hospitals. No deaths have been confirmed, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Grocery chains in the U.S. that received the recalled peaches include Walmart, Kroger, and Wegmans. For a list, see below.

Eleven different weights and brands of fresh peaches are subject to the recall in Canada.

“The CFIA is warning the public not to consume and retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and foodservice establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, and nursing homes not to serve, use, or sell the products described below,” according to the recall notice.

“Prima Wawona, located in Fresno, California, has recalled fresh peaches with various brand names due to possible Salmonella contamination. Various importers in Canada are conducting a recall of the affected products. Peaches with the same PLU numbers and that are ‘Product of Canada’ are not affected.”

Peaches recalled in Canada are:

Brand Product Size UPC Codes Additional information
Harvest Sweet
Sweet 2 Eat
Prima
Sweet Value
Wawona Yellow Peaches Variable PLU 4037 All peaches sold from June 1, 2020, up to and including August 22, 2020. These peaches may have been sold loose or in bulk, with or without a brand name. These peaches may have been repackaged into a variety of formats.
Harvest Sweet
Sweet 2 Eat
Prima
Sweet Value
Wawona Yellow Peaches Variable PLU 4038 All peaches sold from June 1, 2020, up to and including August 22, 2020. These peaches may have been sold loose or in bulk, with or without a brand name. These peaches may have been repackaged into a variety of formats.
Harvest Sweet
Sweet 2 Eat
Prima
Sweet Value
Wawona Yellow Peaches Variable PLU 4044 All peaches sold from June 1, 2020, up to and including August 22, 2020. These peaches may have been sold loose or in bulk, with or without a brand name. These peaches may have been repackaged into a variety of formats.
Harvest Sweet
Sweet 2 Eat
Prima
Sweet Value
Wawona White Peaches Variable PLU 4401 All peaches sold from June 1, 2020, up to and including August 22, 2020. These peaches may have been sold loose or in bulk, with or without a brand name. These peaches may have been repackaged into a variety of formats.
Sweet 2 Eat
Sweet O Organic Yellow Peaches Variable PLU 94037 All peaches sold from June 1, 2020, up to and including August 22, 2020. These peaches may have been sold loose or in bulk, with or without a brand name. These peaches may have been repackaged into a variety of formats.
Sweet 2 Eat
Sweet O Organic Yellow Peaches Variable PLU 94038 All peaches sold from June 1, 2020, up to and including August 22, 2020. These peaches may have been sold loose or in bulk, with or without a brand name. These peaches may have been repackaged into a variety of formats.
Sweet 2 Eat
Sweet O Organic Yellow Peaches Variable PLU 94044 All peaches sold from June 1, 2020, up to and including August 22, 2020. These peaches may have been sold loose or in bulk, with or without a brand name. These peaches may have been repackaged into a variety of formats.
Sweet 2 Eat Organic White Peaches Variable PLU 94401 All peaches sold from June 1, 2020, up to and including August 22, 2020. These peaches may have been sold loose or in bulk, with or without a brand name. These peaches may have been repackaged into a variety of formats.
Wawona Peaches 907 g /
2 lbs 0 33383 32200 1 All packages sold from June 1, 2020, to August 22, 2020, inclusively. None
Wegmans Peaches 907 g /
2 lbs 0 77890 49048 8 All packages sold from June 1, 2020, to August 22, 2020, inclusively. None
Extrafresh Peaches 907 g /
2 lbs 0 33383 02071 6 CPO3148, CPO3164, CPO3163, CPO3186, CPO3207, CPO3213, CPO3228, CPO3265, CPO3281, CPO3302, CPO3328, CPO3354, MPO0500, MPO0503, MPO0524, MPO0671, MPO0678, MPO0689, MPO0693, MPO0703, MPO0716, MPO0725, MPO0730, MPO0767, MPO0795. None
U.S. distribution
Retailers in the United States that received recall product from Prima Wawona or Wawona Packing Company include, but are not limited to:

ALDI
Target
Kroger recall, including the following affiliated retailers: Jay-C, King Soopers. City Market. Fry’s, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., and Smiths
Walmart
Wegmans
About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled peaches and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.