Just peachy — another salmonella outbreak and recall.
If you bought peaches from California-based produce company Wawona this summer, you’re not going to want to eat them.
Wawona has issued a recall that potentially affects millions of customers who shop at some pretty mainstream grocery store chains.
Here’s what you need to know:
Nearly 70 people have reported getting sick from contaminated peaches.
As of Aug. 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 68 cases of salmonella poisoning in nine states, with the prime suspect being Wawona peaches.
Fourteen of those cases have resulted in hospitalizations.
If you bought peaches from these stores/brands since June 1, don’t eat them.
If you bought loose/bulk peaches June 1 – Aug. 3, or bagged peaches June 1 – Aug. 19, you’ll want to throw them out if they’re from these brands/stores:
- Wawona Peaches
- Wawona Organic Peaches
- Prima Peaches
- Organic Marketside Peaches
- Kroger Companies (Jay-C, King Soopers, City Market, Fry’s, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co. & Smith’s)
- Sam’s Club
- Wegmans (including in-store bakery items containing fresh peaches)
The Wawona peaches have been sold in 20 states.
The recall has affected peaches sold in these states:
- New Hampshire
- New York
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
If you have the bad peaches, throw them away or return them to the store.
A receipt always helps, but chances are you’ll be able to get an easy refund if you bring the product back into the store.
Check your onions, too.
There’s a pretty big onion recall happening right now, too, after more than 900 people got salmonella poisoning from onions sold at Walmart, Kroger, Publix, Trader Joe’s, and more.