Peaches Are Being Recalled After Making People Sick in Multiple States

Another recall has been announced. This time it's peaches.

peaches recall wawona
UPDATE: The recall on peaches has expanded to include bagged and loose peaches sold at stores including Target, Kroger, Walmart, and Wegmans, among others. 

There has been a deluge of food recalls in recent weeks. All types of onions have been recalled, with the bad news spreading to stores like Walmart, Trader Joe's, Kroger, and Giant Eagle, among others. Then oranges, potatoes, limes, and lemons were recalled on August 10. 

Now, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall notice for peaches following an investigation into an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis. Those illnesses are spread across multiple states and are likely tied to bagged peaches from the Wawona Packing Company sold at ALDI locations throughout 16 states, according to government agency. 

If you've got peaches from an ALDI location, you're looking for Wawona-brand 2lb bags of peaches that were purchased anytime from June 1 through now. When the recall was issued, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reported that there were 68 cases of Salmonella tied to the peaches, spread across nine states. So far, the recall is impacting peaches sold in Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

If you have these peaches at home, the FDA recommends you chuck 'em. "Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve Wawona-brand bagged peaches from ALDI," the notice states.

Additionally, if you purchased peaches at ALDI and cannot identify the brand, the FDA says you should probably toss those as well. Symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhea, fever, and cramps, as well as high fever, aches, headaches, lethargy, rash, and blood in urine or poop in severe cases. So, you know, don't mess around with peaches. At least not these peaches.

August 30, 2020 UPDATE:
On August 26, ALDI expanded its recall to include loose and bagged peaches. Additionally, recalls were issued for peaches sold at Food Lion and Hannaford.

Russ Davis Wholesale is also recalling peach salsas sold under the brands of Crazy Fresh and Quick & Easy.

Moreover, as of August 28, the recall has expanded beyond the borders of the US. Canada, Singapore, and New Zealand have issued recalls of Prima Wawona peaches. The FDA added that peaches were also sent to Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, the Phillippines, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates.

Sign up here for our daily Thrillist email and subscribe here for our YouTube channel to get your fix of the best in food/drink/fun.

Dustin Nelson is a Senior Staff Writer at Thrillist. Follow him @dlukenelson.