Deadly listeria outbreak linked to whole peaches, nectarines and plums -

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A listeria outbreak linked to full peaches, nectarines and plums has resulted successful 10 hospitalizations and 1 death, nan Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

The California-based HMC Farms connected Friday voluntarily recalled nan consequence sold betwixt May 1 and November 15, 2022, and betwixt May 1 and November 15, 2023. 

The callback does not see peaches, plums, and nectarines presently being sold successful stores.

The affected consequence was sold successful two-pound bags branded "HMC Farms" aliases "Signature Farms" aliases arsenic individual consequence pinch a sticker reference "USA-E-U." Images of nan recalled consequence tin beryllium viewed here.

Listeria symptoms see musculus aches, fever and tiredness and whitethorn statesman wrong 2 weeks aft consuming nan contaminated food, nan CDC said. They whitethorn besides hap arsenic early arsenic nan aforesaid time aliases arsenic precocious arsenic 10 weeks aft exposure. It is particularly harmful to group who are pregnant, 65 aliases older, aliases person a weakened immune system.

Consumers who purchased nan consequence are told to instantly propulsion it retired aliases return it to nan store. The CDC said refrigerators and surfaces wherever nan recalled consequence touched should beryllium thoroughly cleaned.

Eleven group became sick successful states including California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan and Ohio, according to nan CDC. One of those group was a pregnant female who went into preterm labor. Ten group were hospitalized and 1 personification successful California died.

A spokesperson for HMC Farms said their hearts spell retired to everyone who was affected.

"There is thing much important to america than providing safe, high-quality consequence to consumers. We ne'er want anyone to go sick from eating caller fruit," Amy Philpott, a institution spokesperson, said. "The institution is moving tirelessly pinch nan FDA to analyse really nan contamination happened."

The CDC said nan existent number of sick group could beryllium higher, and nan outbreak could beryllium successful different states.

"This is because immoderate group retrieve without aesculapian attraction and are not tested for Listeria," nan CDC said. "In addition, caller illnesses whitethorn not yet beryllium reported arsenic it usually takes 3 to 4 weeks to find if a sick personification is portion of an outbreak."

Minyvonne Burke

Minyvonne Burke is a elder breaking news newsman for NBC News.

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