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Fruit sold at Costco recalled over listeria concerns

Posted at 11:21 AM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 14:21:32-05

Nectarines sold at Costco stores in California are being recalled because of potential listeria contamination.

Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. of Yonkers, New York is recalling 1,207 cartons of nectarines that were distributed to stores across the country after a routine sampling by the packing house discovered the bacteria, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Listeria infections can cause high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. An infection can sometimes become fatal for young children, frail or elderly people, and it can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The FDA says no illnesses have been reported in connection with the contamination. An investigation is reportedly underway into what caused the problem.

The nectarines sold at Costco were packaged in a four-pound plastic clamshell with the brand Rio Duero, EAN# 7804650090212.

Peaches and plums that were distributed to stores in other states are also being recalled.

The FDA says anyone who purchased these products should return it to the store for a full refund.