Salmonella outbreak linked to peaches sold at national retailers

ATLANTA, GA – More peaches and peach products have been recalled after an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened 78 people in 12 states.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, Prima Wawona or Wawona Packing Company LLC is asking retailers and consumers to not eat serve or sell peaches packed or supplied by the company.

The recall includes bulk/loose/bagged peaches sold throughout Aug. 3, in addition to peaches and food made with them, including peach salsa and other foods sold at Aldi, Food Lion, Target, Walmart, Wegman’s and other stores.

Russ David Wholesale has recalled peach salsa sold under three brand names and labeled as “Perfectly Peach Salsa.”

Consumers with loose peaches or products containing the affected fruit should throw them away.

This investigation is ongoing to identify other retailers that may have been sold contaminated peaches.

According to the CDC, 23 people have been hospitalized; no deaths have been reported.

Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramping 6 hours to 6 days after eating contaminated food.

The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.

See your healthcare provider if you are concerned about symptoms, such as high fever (temperature over 102°F), blood in your poop, diarrhea, or frequent vomiting that prevents keeping liquid down.