Prima Wawona peaches shipped to more than a dozen countries

Prima Wawona peaches shipped to more than a dozen countries

Prima Wawona peaches involved in a recall in the U.S. and Canada because of salmonella were shipped to more than a dozen other countries.

So far, Canada, Singapore and New Zealand have recalled the peaches, according to an Aug. 28 notice from the Food and Drug Administration. Prima Wawona/Wawona Packing of Fresno, Calif., recalled peaches on Aug. 21, followed by a recall in Canada. The Singapore Food Agency recalled the peaches from importer Satoyu Trading Pte Ltd. on Aug. 25, and New Zealand Food Safety on Aug. 26 recalled bulk peaches from the company that went to retailers.

The Prima Wawona peaches also went to: Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, the Philippines, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates. The FDA has alerted the food safety agencies in those countries.

No illnesses have been reported in those countries. As of Aug. 23, Canada had reported 33 cases if Salmonella Enteritidis. As of Aug. 27, there were 78 people sick from the peaches in 12 states.

In the U.S., bulk peaches sold from June 1 to Aug. 3, and bagged conventional and organic peaches in two-pound bags sold from June 1 through Aug. 19 were recalled by Prima Wawona.

Retailers that received peaches, according to the FDA, are Aldi, Food Lion, Hannaford, Kroger (Jay-C, King Soopers, City Market, Fry’s, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co. and Smiths), Target, Walmart and Wegmans.

Russ Davis Wholesale, Wadena, Minn., recalled Crazy Fresh and Quick & Easy brand peach salsas made with the peaches on Aug. 25, as well as gift baskets that included the peaches.

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