Statement Regarding Recalled Peaches from One Supplier
Loose/Bulk peaches sold: June 1 – August 3, 2020
Bagged peaches sold: June 1 - August 19, 2020
August 22, 2020 - Public health officials are investigating a Salmonella outbreak that may be associated with peaches sold at ALDI grocery stores in certain states. California peach growers and packers care deeply about public safety, and our hearts go out to all those affected by this outbreak, and we wish them a quick and full recovery.
As a result of the investigation, Prima® Wawona has voluntarily recalled all of its bulk/loose peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through August 3 and its bagged Wawona and Wawona Organic peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through August 19, nationwide.
The California Fresh Fruit Association urges consumers with the recalled fruit in their possession to follow the company’s recommendations and dispose of it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.
From the orchard and packing operations to transportation and shipping, peach farmers and packers follow strict food safety measures. Companies adhere to all state, federal and industry food safety protocols, such as those required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), regulators, customers and third-party audits. These include instituting good agricultural practices (GAPs) and good manufacturing practices (GMPs), cleaning and sanitation programs, environmental monitoring, employee training, and orchard and facility management protocols.
California peach growers and packers remain dedicated to providing families with healthy, nutritious, and safe food.
For more information about the outbreak, visit the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the Singapore Food Agency (SFA), New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) websites. We have also provided a list of Frequently Asked Questions for your convenience.