Thousands of cartons of produce sold at Aldi, Costco, Walmart and several other retailers are being recalled.
The recall, prompted by Listeria monocytogenes concerns, covers peaches, plums and nectarines from Jac. Vandenberg Inc., a Yonkers, N.Y., firm.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious illness — and sometimes even death — in young children, the elderly and people with fragile immune systems. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
No illnesses have been reported so far, according to a recall notice.
A total of 1,207 cartons of nectarines, 1,727 cartons of peaches and 365 cartons of plums are being recalled. They were sold in 18 different states — Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia — at Aldi, Costco, Fairway Market, Hannaford, Market Basket and Walmart stores.
Customers who have the recalled produce can either throw it out or return it to the store for a refund.
The company has set up a special email address to field questions from consumers. Send messages to email@example.com.