Peaches are technically still in season until late September, however, you may want to refrain from picking up any containers of fresh peach salsa at the grocery store—that is, if you live in a certain eight states.
The FDA recently announced that Russ Davis Wholesale (RDW) is recalling Peach Salsa sold under the following three brands: Crazy Fresh Perfectly Peach Salsa, Quick&Easy Perfectly Peach Salsa, and Clear Label Perfectly Peach Salsa. The salsa has reportedly been contaminated with Salmonella, which, according to the CDC, can cause diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps, among other symptoms.
The recall comes in response to Wawona Packaging, which informed RDW on August 22 that the peaches used to make the salsas could have been contaminated with the foodborne pathogen. The affected products include any packages of Crazy Fresh Perfectly Peach Salsa with a sell by date of 6/25/2020 to 8/26/2020; Quick&Easy Perfectly Peach Salsa with sell by date of 7/29/2020 to 8/26/2020; and Clear Label Perfectly Peach Salsa with sell by date of 7/30/2020 to 8/23/2020. (Related: 7 Secret Tricks for Extending Food Expiration Dates)
The packages of peach salsa that could be tainted with Salmonella were delivered to retail stores in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. There are a few other miscellaneous containers of peach salsa that could cause foodborne illness, including ones that were offered at the deli counter at several grocery stores in Ortonville and Cross Lake in Minnesota, as well as in Tipton, Iowa.
In addition, five Bountiful Fresh gift baskets are suspected to have included the contaminated peaches, which were sold through one location in Hastings, Minnesota. If you've purchased any of the following items in the past several days, be sure to throw it out immediately. So far, there haven't been any reported cases of foodborne illness from these peaches, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take precaution!
For more, check out These Are the Most Often Recalled Foods in America.