The recall affects fruit sold recently and sold last year.
The HMC Group Marketing, Inc. (HMC Farms) issued a voluntary recall last week for fresh peaches, plums, and nectarines sold nationwide as recently as Nov. 15, 2023, but the recall also reaches back to May 1, 2022.
Stone Fruit Recalled for Potential Listeria Contamination
The recall states the fruit has “the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes” an organism that can cause listeriosis (a form of food poisoning), causing serious, sometimes life-threatening, illness in those infected, particularly in young children, older adults, and anyone with weakened immune systems.
The recalled fruit has been linked to an outbreak of listeriosis that has resulted in 11 illnesses. No deaths have been reported at the time of this writing.
When and Where the Affected Fruits Were Sold
The recalled peaches, plums, and nectarines were distributed nationwide and sold at retail stores as individual pieces of fruit and in consumer packaging containing multiple fruit pieces. The fruits were sold at retailers between May 1 and Nov. 15, 2022, and between May 1 and Nov. 15, 2023.
See the FDA recall website for photos of the affected product packaging and PLU-code stickers on individual fruits.
The recall is for conventionally grown (not organic) fresh fruit. None of it is on store shelves anymore, but many people freeze or preserve fruit. Some recalled fruit from 2022 or 2023 may still be in consumers’ freezers or pantries, and some of the most recent fruit from 2023 may still be fresh in consumers’ homes. While the recall indicates the fruit was sold under the name HMC Farms, some of the photos on the FDA website show packaging with the name Signature Farms, too.
Consumers should check for the recalled fruit and discard it. Consumers can also contact the company’s consumer information desk at 844-483-3867, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., EST.
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