Whole Foods Recalls Made-in-Store Items Due to Listeria Risk

Possible Listeria contamination prompts Whole Foods to recall products prepared with Wawona Packing Company stone fruits

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD Beth Bolt, RPh

(RxWiki News) Whole Foods Market has recalled certain made-in-store food products that were prepared with stone fruits from Wawona Packaging Company due to possible contamination with a foodborne illness.

Earlier this week, Wawona Packaging Company voluntarily recalled various organic and conventional stone fruits, including peaches, nectarines and plums. The recall was ordered because those fruits may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Now, Whole Foods has made the decision to voluntarily recall foods made with those stone fruits because of the Listeria risk. However, to date, no illnesses have been reported.

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Listeria can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections in older adults, pregnant women, young children and adults with weakened immune systems.

The Whole Foods recall applies to made-in-store items that contained one or more fruits in the Wawona Packing Company recall. Whole Foods sold these products between June 1 and July 21.

The made-in-store items include cakes, tarts, salsas and prepared salads.

According to Whole Foods, not all items were sold in all store locations. The recalled products were sold at Whole Foods stores using Whole Foods Market scale labels in all states where Whole Foods stores are located except Washington, Oregon and Florida.

Whole Foods Market reports that it destroyed all of the recalled stone fruits that would have been sold in its stores.

The company has posted signs in its stores to notify customers of the recall.

Review Date: 
July 24, 2014
Last Updated:
July 25, 2014