CPG Innovation Could Reduce Magnitude of Fruit Recall

The Wawona Packing Co., which supplies Costco, Trader Joe’s, Walmart and Kroger, recently recalled peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots (plum/apricot hybrids) due to Listeria contamination at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. They revised that recall on August 1st to include all fresh whole fruit packed at the company’s facility during those identified dates.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that causes gastrointestinal symptoms, fever and muscle aches – and it can be deadly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States sees about 260 deaths from Listeria contamination every year. The worst single outbreak killed Read more