Target and Aldi recall bagged peaches linked to 68 salmonella cases across 9 US states
- On Wednesday,
Targetand Aldiissued voluntary recallsof Wawona-brand bagged peacheslinked to a salmonellaenteritis outbreak across at least nine US states.
- The outbreak has sickened at least 68 people and hospitalized at least 14. The Food and Drug Administration is still investigating if the contaminated peaches were shipped to other retailers.
- This is the second salmonella outbreak to result in recalls in the last month. On August 1, Thomson International issued a recall of onions linked to at least 1,208 salmonella cases so far.
Target and Aldi issued voluntary recalls of bagged peaches sold in their stores from June 1 to present day on Wednesday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked Wawona-brand peaches sold in 2-pound plastic bags to an outbreak of salmonella enteritis across at least nine states, according to the recall notice.The recall on the Food and Drug Administration website only mentions Aldi, but the Minnesota Department of Health also identified Target as having sold peaches linked to the outbreak. Target's recall is posted on its website.
Aldi reported that the supplier, Wawona Packing Company, LLC, shipped potentially contaminated peaches to the following states:
- North Dakota
- New Hampshire
- New York
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
The peaches-linked salmonella outbreak is the second tied to the bacteria to strike the country this month. On August 1, Thomson International, Inc. issued a recall of onions potentially contaminated with Salmonella Newport. The affected onions, which were sold at retailers across all 50 US states and in Canada, have sickened at least 1,208 people.
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