Don’t eat, serve, or sell any recalled Wawona-brand bagged peaches sold at ALDI locations in various states. Instead, throw them away immediately. The peaches have been linked to a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis infections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cautioned. An investigation is also currently underway to identify if other retailers may have sold the contaminated peaches.
The peaches were sold at ALDI stores in Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin between June 1, 2020, and present. They were also available for purchase through the grocery delivery service Instacart.
Even if you have the peaches and have eaten some and no one has gotten sick, “throw the peaches away,” the CDC said. The produce has sickened at least 68 people in nine states, and at least 14 have been hospitalized.
Consumers should also not eat foods made with the peaches, and wash and sanitize places where the peaches were stored, including countertops and refrigerator drawers or shelves, the CDC advised.
Most people infected with Salmonella experience symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps six hours to six days after being exposed to the bacteria. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment. But in some people, the symptoms are so severe that they need to be hospitalized. Salmonella infection may also spread to other places of the body. Those at greater risk for severe Salmonella poisoning include young children, the elderly and people with compromised immunity.
If you have eaten the peaches and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection, see your health care provider.