Aldi and Giant grocery stores on Tuesday announced a recall of peaches and other fruits.

The stores both issued the recalls after California-based Wawona Packing Company said some fruits may be contaminated with Listeria.

Listeria can cause listeriosis, which is potentially fatal. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. The disease can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, and fatal infections in infants, the elderly, HIV patients or those receiving chemotherapy.

At Aldi, the items at risk include whole, fresh peaches (white and yellow), plums and nectarines packed between June 1 and July 12. The items are sold under three Wawona brand names: Harvest Sweet, Sweet 2 Eat and Wawona.

Giant removed several organic and non-organic fruits from sale:

— Organic nectarines, PLU 94378

— Organic peaches, PLU 94044

— Orchard Perfect nectarines, PLU 4378 and PLU 4036

— Orchard Perfect peaches, PLU 4044 and PLU 4038

— Orchard Perfect white peaches, PLU 4401

— Orchard Perfect black plums, PLU 4040

— Orchard Perfect white nectarines, PLU 3035

Giant has received no reports of illness related to the item recalled, but it is advising customers to discard unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to the grocery store for a full refund, according to a news release.

For more information, contact Wawona at 888-232-9912 or Giant's customer service line at 888-814-4268.


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—Reach Candy Woodall at cwoodall@yorkdispatch.com.