Fruit sold at ALDI, Costco and Walmart recalled due to listeria concerns

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WASHINGTON (WTHR) - A produce distributor is recalling fruit sold at several popular retailers due to bacteria concerns.

Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. out of New York has recalled hundreds of cases of nectarines, peaches and plums that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. That bacteria could cause serious, and sometimes fatal, infections in young children, frail or elderly people and those with weakened immune systems.

The fruits were distributed to ALDI, Costco and Walmart, among other stores nationwide. While Indiana wasn't specifically listed among the states that received the produce, every surrounding state is part of the recall.

States included in the recall list are: Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia.

The distributor said in a release that the following fruits are affected:

The peaches and nectarines are sold as a bulk retail produce item with PLU sticker (PLU# 4044, 3035, 4378) showing the country of origin of Chile. The peaches, nectarines and plums sold at ALDI are packaged in a 2-pound bag with the brand Rio Duero, EAN# 7804650090281, 7804650090298, 7804650090304. The nectarines sold at Costco are packaged in a 4-pound plastic clamshell with the brand Rio Duero, EAN# 7804650090212.

No illnesses have been reported in connection to the recall so far. If you have purchased the peaches, nectarines or plums listed in the recall, return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers with questions can contact the company at compliance@jacvandenberg.com.

The FDA continues to investigate what caused the potential problem.

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