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Area grocery stores affected by nationwide fruit recall

Amarillo, TX - Area grocery stores are affected by a nationwide recall of some popular summer fruits.

This week the Wawona Packing Company based in California voluntarily recalled fruit that may be contaminated with the harmful bacteria, listeria monocytogenes.

Shoppers who recently bagged produce like peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots might have purchased contaminated product.

The recalled fruits were shipped to area grocery stores like Walmart, Sam's Club, and United Supermarkets. At United Supermarkets, only organic peaches and nectarines were affected, but the company said regular peaches and nectarines are just fine. United already removed potentially contaminated produce off the shelf. "All of the product was removed from our stores on Saturday. So anything purchased since then has not been affected," explained United Supermarkets representative Eddie Owens.

Owens said the company is offering a full refund to customers who return the recalled produce to their stores. "If they still have any at home, return the unused product to any of our stores for a refund. "Organic peaches and nectarines at United will be slim pickings because of the recall. "For a time, it might not be possible to find the organic product, but certainly the regular product will always be available," said Owens.

Wawona Packing said there have been no reports of illness associated with consuming the fruit, which was packed and shipped between June 1 and July 12.

For a full list of potentially contaminated fruit and what stores received it, visit their website at WawonaPacking.com.

Madison Alewel - NewsChannel 10
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    Madison Alewel

    Madison anchors the 4, 6, 9 and 10 p.m. newscasts. She joined NewsChannel10 as a reporter in October 2013.

    Madison anchors the 4, 6, 9 and 10 p.m. newscasts. She joined NewsChannel10 as a reporter in October 2013.

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