WASHINGTON (Michigan News Source) – A listeria outbreak in at least seven states, including Michigan, is being traced back to tainted peaches, nectarines, and plums.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports at least one death, one preterm labor, and 11 illnesses as of November 17.
Besides Michigan, illnesses have also been reported in California, Colorado, Kansas, Illinois, Ohio and Florida.
The CDC said the recalled fruit was distributed by HMC Farms to stores nationwide between May 1 and Nov. 15, 2022, and between May 1 and Nov. 15, 2023.
The fruit was sold in 2-pound bags that were branded “HMC Farms” or “Signature Farms.” It was also sold individually with a sticker that has “USA-E-U” and a number printed on it.
Item numbers include:
Yellow peach: 4044 or 4038
White peach: 4401
Yellow nectarine: 4036 or 4378
White nectarine: 3035
Red plum: 4042
Black plum: 4040
The CDC urged consumers to throw away any contaminated fruit or return it to the store.