(WWJ) If you shop at ALDi, you may want to put down that peach.
As a precautionary measure, in cooperation with the FDA, ALDi has announced a voluntary recall of assorted peaches received from the supplier Wawona Packing Company, due to possible Salmonella contamination.
ALDi has removed the affected peaches from select ALDi stores in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
At-home shoppers should also take note: Recalled peaches were available for purchase through ALDi's partnership with the popular grocery delivery service Instacart.
The affected products and UPC codes include the following:
ALDi said in a news release that it "takes the safety and integrity of the products it sells seriously," adding: "ALDi sincerely regrets any inconvenience and concern this voluntary recall may cause."
Salmonella is a microorganism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. (Learn more about Salmonella and associated risks from the CDC at this link).
ALDi did not say whether any, or how many, illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled peaches.
If customers have any of the fruit affected by this voluntary recall, they should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund.
Customers with questions can call Wawona Packing Company LLC Customer Service at 1-877-722-7554.