The Salmonella outbreak linked to fresh peaches produced by Prima Wawona and sold under a variety of brand names has ended after sickening 101 people in 17 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty-eight people were hospitalized. An outbreak in Canada linked to the same peaches sickened 57 people.
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Peaches Salmonella Recall
A recall was issued for the conventional and organic peaches that were sold at Costco, Target, Sam’s Club, Walmart, Wegmans, Hannaford, Food Lion, Stop&Shop, Price Chopper, Russ Davis Wholesale, Kroger, Jay-C, King Soopers, City Market, Fry’s, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., and Smiths stores.
Peaches that were sold in bulk had stickers with the following numbers: 4037, 4038, 4044, 4401, 94037, 94038, 94044, 94401. Peaches sold in bags had the following names and product codes:
- Wawona Peaches – 033383322001
- Wawona Organic Peaches – 849315000400
- Prima® Peaches – 766342325903
- Organic Marketside Peaches – 849315000400
- Kroger Peaches – 011110181749
- Wegmans Peaches – 077890490488
Peaches Salmonella Outbreak
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include abdominal cramps, diarrhea and fever. These symptoms usually develop within six to 72 hours of eating contaminated food.
Health officials used whole genome sequencing to identify the genetic “fingerprint” of the strain of Salmonella Enteritidis associated with the illnesses in this outbreak. People whose Salmonella cultures have this fingerprint are likely to have had a common source of infection. Investigators used this information to determine which illnesses were part of this outbreak.
The people sickened in this outbreak, who range in age from 1 to 92 years old, reported the onset of symptoms on dates ranging from June 29, 2020 to August 27, 2020. During interviews with outbreak investigators, most of them said they had eaten peaches in the days before they became ill.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) collected records from grocery stores where patients had purchased the peaches. These records show that the peaches associated with the illnesses in this outbreak were distributed by Wawona Packing Company, LLC.
Illnesses were reported from 17 states. The number of illnesses reported from each state was: California (1), Connecticut (1), Illinois (1), Iowa (11), Kansas (1), Kentucky (1), Maryland (1), Michigan (18), Minnesota (27), Missouri (2), New Jersey (8), New York (14), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (4), Vermont (1) Virginia (3), and Wisconsin (6).
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