Whole Foods has issued a recall on plums, nectarines, peaches, and other kinds of stone fruits distributed to Georgia due to possible Listeria contamination. The recall also extends to made-in-store items prepared with the fruit such as cakes and tarts sold between June 1 and July 21. The fruits came from Wawona Packing Co., based in in Culver, California. A release sent July 28 from Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black says state Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled products are removed from sale.
Earlier this winter, it looked like the state’s peach crop might arrive early. With the last month of cold air, though, it’s looking more like peaches will be a little late. Still, the late-winter cold snap does not appear to have damaged the crop in central Georgia.