Update on the outbreak investigation of Listeria monocytogenes in peaches, plums, & nectarines (November 2023)

The FDA, CDC, and state and local partners continue to investigate a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to peaches, plums, and nectarines (stone fruit). New matching cases have been identified over the past several years. The outbreak caused 11 illnesses, 10 hospitalizations, and one death. The states affected are CA, CO, FL, IL, KS, MI, and OH. Samples from sick people were collected from August 22, 2018, to August 16, 2023. The data suggests that peaches, plums, and nectarines are likely sources of this outbreak.  On October 23, 2023, the FDA collected samples of 2lb bagged peaches at The HMC Group Cold Storage, Inc. (Kingsburg, CA), and on November 7, 2023, the samples were reported positive and matched to the outbreak strain by WGS.  HMC Farms has voluntarily recalled peaches, plums, and nectarines. Recalled fruit is past expiration and no longer available for sale in retail stores but could have been frozen by consumers. This recall does not include fresh whole peaches, plums, and nectarines currently available for sale at retail. @ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-listeria-monocytogenes-peaches-plums-nectarines-november-2023?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


 Outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes: Peaches, Plums, & Nectarines
Outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes: Peaches, Plums, & Nectarines

Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled peaches, plums, and nectarines. FDA’s investigation is ongoing.

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