Peaches are blamed for a salmonella outbreak that’s sickened people 12 states, including Kentucky. The Centers for Disease Control said that 23 people had been hospitalized so far. The peaches were sold at Walmart, Kroger, Aldi, and many other stores.
Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Symptoms usually develop between six hours to six days after being exposed to the bacteria.
The Prima Wawona company recalled all of its bulk/loose peaches distributed from June 1 through August 3 and all bagged Wawona and Wawona Organic peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through August 19th.
Stores sold bagged peaches with these brand names and the following codes:
- Wawona Peaches – 033383322001
- Wawona Organic Peaches – 849315000400
- Prima® Peaches – 766342325903
- Organic Marketside Peaches – 849315000400
- Kroger Peaches – 011110181749
- Wegmans Peaches – 077890490488
Stores That Sold Dangerous Peaches
These stores sold loose peaches:
- Food Lion
- City Market
- Food 4 Less
- Foods Co.
- King Soopers
- Russ Davis Wholesale
Other retailers also may have sold these peaches. The CDC said stores sold the peaches loose in bins.
Look For These Codes
Some of the peaches had slickers with the following codes on them:
- Russ Davis Wholesale also recalled peach salsa sold under the Crazy Fresh and Quick & Easy brad names.
If you have any of these products, do not uses them. Throw them out and make sure to thoroughly sanitize any area where they were stored. The CDC advised restaurants to “Clean and sanitize any surfaces that may have come in contact with recalled peaches, including cutting boards, countertops, refrigerators, and storage bins.
Call A Doctor
According to the CDC, do the following if you have symptoms of Salmonella:
- Talk to your healthcare provider.
- Write down everything you’ve eaten recently.
- Report your illness to your local health department.
- The health department will likely call you for an interview to ask you about the foods you ate in the week before you got sick.
- Assist public health investigators by answering their questions when they contact you.