The Minnesota Department of Public Health has announced an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis has been traced back to fresh peaches distributed by Wawona Packing Co. So far at least 23 people have become sick in Minnesota alone, with a total of 78 cases in 12 states.
Aldi and Target have already issued a widespread recall of the tainted peaches. (See below for information.) OFT Salmonella lawyers expect that more recalls will be announced soon.
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The Minnesota Department of Public Health and CDC have announced an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis has been traced back to fresh peaches distributed by Wawona Packing Co. So far at least 23 people have become sick in Minnesota alone with a total of 78 cases in 12 states. OFT Salmonella Lawyers expect that this outbreak will likely continue to grow.
On August 21st, Prima Wawona (the distributor of the contaminated peaches) issued a broad recall that includes peaches sold at Wegman’s and Kroger:
Wawona Peaches – 033383322001
Wawona Organic Peaches – 849315000400
Prima® Peaches – 766342325903
Organic Marketside Peaches – 849315000400
Kroger Peaches – 011110181749
Wegmans Peaches – 077890490488
The product codes may be found at the bottom of each package.
The bagged peaches were distributed through retailers in the following states: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Aldi Inc. had previously announced a massive recall of the tainted peaches, and has removed them from stores in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia. The product was sold at Aldi in packaging as pictured below:
The tainted peaches were also sold individually in bulk bins. UPC information on the products subject the Aldi recall are below.
Target has also issued a recall of the Wawona peaches:
There are more than 2,500 serotypes of Salmonella, but fewer than 100 cause infections in humans. One of these strains, called Enteritidis, has been implicated in the current outbreak. Salmonella poisoning can be so severe that it requires people to be hospitalized, and at least 23 people have been hospitalized in this outbreak.
Salmonella can even be fatal when the infection leaves the intestines and travels to the bloodstream or other parts of the body. It is also possible to experience long-term side effects, including joint pain known as reactive arthritis, which is also known as Reiter’s Syndrome. This can last for months or years and result in chronic arthritis, which is difficult to treat. Reactive arthritis can also lead to eye irritation and painful urination. In rare cases, some types of Salmonella cause typhoid fever, which can be fatal.
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