By Shereen Siewert
Health and food safety officials are warning consumers not to eat fresh, whole peaches supplied by Wawona Packing Company and purchased at Aldi and Target after linking Salmonella infections to the produce.
ALDI and Target have voluntarily recalled the peaches, which were distributed in Wisconsin.
In neighboring Minnesota, 23 people became ill as part of the outbreak, according to health officials. The patients became ill between July 12 and Aug. 3. Six people were hospitalized, but all have recovered.
Health officials recommend throwing out or returning the fruit. They should not be eaten.
Other peaches (including frozen or canned peaches) are not known to be affected, nor are fresh peaches supplied by other companies.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection include diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever. Symptoms usually begin within 12 to 96 hours after exposure, but they can begin up to two weeks after exposure. Infections usually clear in five to seven days, but about 28% of laboratory-confirmed cases require hospitalization. Many Salmonella infections in otherwise healthy people do not require medical treatment. More serious infections occasionally occur. For those who seek health care, most do not require antibiotics. However, antibiotic treatment may be warranted in some cases. If you’ve consumed these products, become ill and are concerned about your health, consult your health care provider.
Product details from Target are below:
Affected products from Aldi are: