So far, over 85 people have been sickened by the outbreak in nine states nationwide.

By Betty Gold
August 20, 2020
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Heads up, ALDI shoppers. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the grocery giant just announced that it will be voluntarily recalling an assortment of fresh peaches received from supplier Wawona Packing Company, due to possible Salmonella contamination.

So far, ALDI has pulled the affected peaches from select supermarket shelves in the following states: Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. In addition to being sold in-store, the peaches were available for purchase through ALDI's partnership with Instacart, a grocery delivery service.

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A more detailed list of the exact items and UPS codes, as well as where each item was sold, is as follows. Images of the two packaged peach products can be found below.

  • Wawona Peaches in 2 lb. bags; UPC Code 033383322001. Sold in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
  • Loose Bulk Peaches sold in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
  • Organic Peaches in 2 lb. bags; UPC Code 849315000400. Sold in Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.

Unfortunately, as of yesterday, there were already a total of 86 total known cases of Salmonella linked to the outbreak in nine states nationwide. of those, six had been hospitalized, and all have since recovered. According to the FDA, "Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis."

If you believe you have the potentially contaminated peaches at home, do not consume them. Discard them immediately, or return them to your local store for a full refund.

"ALDI takes the safety and integrity of the products it sells seriously," the company says in their statement. "ALDI sincerely regrets any inconvenience and concern this voluntary recall may cause."

Customers with additional questions can contact Wawona Packing Company LLC Customer Service at 1-877-722-7554.

This story originally appeared on realsimple.com.