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Recall expanded for fruit sold at Sam's, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods

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 CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A California fruit supplier that voluntarily recalled certain lots of fruit for a contamination hazard is expanding the recall to include a wider range of products.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the recall now includes all products packed in the Wawona Packing Co. facility from June 1, 2014 through July 17, 2014 because the company’s experts have yet to identify with scientific certainty the source of contamination in the facility.

Products made in-store using these fruits were also under recall.

Wawona Packing Company's original recall included whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12,2014.

An announcement from the FDA said there is a possibility the products were contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

"Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems," the announcement reads. "Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women."

No illnesses have been reported.

FDA officials said the recall was the result of internal company testing and that the impacted packing lines were shut down. Wawona Packing employees then  retrofitted the equipment, sanitized the facility and retested. The FDA confirms that subsequent daily test results were negative for contamination.

The recalled fruit was distributed in different types of packaging to BJ's, Costco, Sam's and Trader Joe's. On Thursday Whole Foods was added to the list of retailers.

For a photo list of the affected labels, click here.

The Whole Foods recall involves items prepared in their locations that use the affected fruit as ingredients.

Affected made-in-store items such as cakes, tarts, salsas, and prepared salads were sold in Whole Foods Market stores using Whole Foods Market scale labels in all states where Whole Foods Market stores are located except Florida, Washington and Oregon.

For a list of those items, click here.

Anyone who has the purchased the recalled products should discard them.
Consumers with questions may contact Wawona Packing at 1-888-232-9912, M-F, 8am-5 p.m. ET , or visit www.wawonapacking.com.

Trader Joes also released the recall to customers and offered a refund.

Customers may contact Trader Joe's Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Pacific Time.

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