Peaches Are Being Recalled Across Canada Due To A Salmonella Outbreak In The US
Multiple products could be affected. 🍑
If you’ve got peaches at home, you might want to check if they’re safe to eat! The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning Canadians to avoid buying imported peaches right now, due to a salmonella outbreak in the United States. A peach recall in Canada has also been issued, urging anyone with Prima Wawona brand peaches to dispose of them immediately.
On August 22, the Government of Canada shared a product recall for fresh peaches from an American company, due to possible salmonella contamination.
The notice urges Canadians to avoid peaches from the Prima Wawona brand, which is located in Fresno, California.
According to the recall, the fresh peaches were sold both individually and in packages, between June 1 and August 22.
These products may have been sold nationally in Canadian supermarkets and grocery stores.
The report details 11 products with different labels, including Prima Sweet Value Wawona, Sweet 2 Eat, Sweet O, Wawona, Wegmans and Extrafresh.
The potentially-affected items may have been sold loose or in bulk, the health agency explains, and may come with or without a brand name.
The full list of recalled items can be found here.
The warning was issued in Canada following a similar recall by Prima Wawona in the United States.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirmed on August 22 that more than 60 cases of salmonella had been reported across nine American states, all believed to be related to the peaches.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) urges anybody who may have the recalled peaches to dispose of them immediately, or return them to the place they were purchased.
The agency also reminds Canadians that while food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled, it can still make you sick.
Symptoms of the disease include fever, headaches, vomiting, nausea, cramps and diarrhea.
The CFIA is now conducting an investigation into the peach situation, which they warn could lead to more recalls.
This latest notice comes asacross Canada, due to another salmonella outbreak.