USA – CDC update – Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Enteritidis: Peaches (August 2020)

FDA

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating an ongoing multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections potentially linked to peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona or Wawona Packing Company.

CDC reports that epidemiologic evidence indicates that peaches are the likely source of this outbreak. As of August 27, 2020, CDC is reporting a total of 78 cases across 12 states. FDA’s investigation to identify a source of contamination is ongoing.

Available recall information is included below and will be updated as more products are identified and recalled.

Recommendation

Advice for consumers, restaurants, and retailers: Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve recalled peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona.

Recalled bagged peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona from June 1, 2020 to August 19, 2020 should not be eaten and should be thrown away. Recalled loose/bulk peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona from June 1, 2020 to August 3, 2020 should not be eaten and should be thrown away.

Consumers who cannot identify the brand or remember the date of purchase, should throw the product away. Consumers who may have frozen peaches supplied by Prima Wawona should throw them away.

FDA recommends that anyone who received recalled peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona use extra vigilance in cleaning and sanitizing any surfaces and containers that may have come in contact with the produce to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. This includes cutting boards, slicers, countertops, refrigerators, and storage bins.

Consumers who have symptoms of Salmonella infection should contact their health care provider. Most people with salmonellosis develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. More severe cases of salmonellosis may include a high fever, aches, headaches, lethargy, a rash, blood in the urine or stool, and in some cases may become fatal.

Suppliers and distributors: Suppliers, distributors, and others in the supply chain should not use, ship or sell recalled peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona.

Recalled bagged peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona from June 1, 2020 to August 19, 2020 should not be eaten and should be thrown away. Recalled loose/bulk peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona from June 1, 2020 to August 3, 2020 should not be eaten and should be thrown away.

Suppliers and distributors that re-packaged recalled peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona from should use extra vigilance in cleaning and sanitizing any surfaces and storage areas that may have come into contact with recalled peaches packed or supplied by bagged Prima Wawona. If there has been potential cross contamination or mixing of peaches from other sources with these recalled bagged products, then comingled products should be discarded.

Investigation Update

August 28, 2020

As of August 28, 2020, CanadaExternal Link DisclaimerSingaporeExternal Link Disclaimer, and New ZealandExternal Link Disclaimer have issued recalls of Prima Wawona peaches. Information received by FDA indicates that recalled Wawona peaches were shipped to foreign consignees in Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates. FDA is sharing distribution information directly with foreign food safety authorities in these jurisdictions.

Additional information regarding the foreign distribution of recalled product is included in the table below.

FDA’s traceback investigation is working to identify the source of this ongoing outbreak, whether additional peaches are affected, and to determine if potentially contaminated product has been shipped to additional retailers.

Recall Information (Updated August 28, 2020)

Recalled Peaches

On August 22, 2020, Prima Wawona recalled bagged and bulk, or loose, peaches that they supplied to retailers nationwide.

The firm’s press states it is recalling “bulk/loose peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through August 3 and its bagged Wawona and Wawona Organic peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through August 19th because the products could possibly be contaminated with Salmonella.”

The bagged peaches were distributed and sold in supermarkets with the following product codes:

  • Wawona Peaches – 033383322001
  • Wawona Organic Peaches – 849315000400
  • Prima® Peaches – 766342325903
  • Organic Marketside Peaches – 849315000400
  • Kroger Peaches – 011110181749
  • Wegmans Peaches – 077890490488

For bagged peaches, the product codes may be found at the bottom of each package. All affected peaches may be found in stores nationwide.

Retailers that received recall product from Prima Wawona or Wawona Packing Company include, but are not limited to:

The bulk/loose peaches supplied by Prima Wawona are sold in grocery stores in a variety of formats, typically bins where consumers may select their own fruit and may have the following stickers with PLU numbers on them: 4037, 4038, 4044, 4401, 94037, 94038, 94044, 94401. Please note that not all peaches with these PLU codes are supplied by Prima Wawona. If you are unsure of the brand or variety of your loose peaches, you can contact your retailer or supplier, or throw them out.

Recalls have also been initiated by companies that sold peaches or products containing recalled peaches.

  • Russ Davis Wholesale
    • Recalling peach salsa and gift baskets made from recalled Prima Wawona peaches

Below is a list of consignees that the FDA had reason to believe received peaches from Prima Wawona that shipped or distributed to countries outside the United States. It is possible that this list may not include all such consignees who may have received the peaches. However, this list represents the best information currently available to the FDA:

 


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Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Enteritidis in Bagged Peaches (August 2020) - Photos of Recalled Bagged Peaches

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Case Count Map Provided by CDC

Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Enteritidis in Peaches (August 2020) - Case Count Map from CDC 8/27/2020

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