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Wawona stone fruit recall spurred by Australian tests

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(UPDATED COVERAGE, July 22) As a recall of stone fruit from Wawona Packing Co. expanded to Canada, the California company responded to consumers’ questions, explaining that an Australian importer’s discovery of minute levels of listeria on three peaches spurred the international recall.

The Cutler, Calif.-based company recalled conventional and organic peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots July 19, according to a notice on the Food and Drug Administration website. The fruit was shipped from June 10 through July 12. Canada’s Food Inspection Agency posted its recall notice July 21.

No illnesses have been reported in relation to the recalled fruit.

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Source: http://www.thepacker.com Written by Coral Beach

Stonefruit image credit: End of July by Jitze Couperus 2013 (CC BY 2.0)