California-grown fresh fruit on "class one" recall list
The brand “Sweet 2 Eat” fresh, whole fruit is being recalled in Canada due to a concern of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The fruit varieties include peaches, plums, nectarins and pluats and are being pulled off of supermarket shelves.
Consumers should look for the brands Wawona, Sweet 2 Eat or Harvest Sweet. Each individual piece of fruit will have a Sweet 2 Eat sticker on it.
Any recalled items that have already been purchased should be thrown out or returned to the store.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes contamination does not have any visible sign but can cause vomitting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. People who are particularly vulnerable include anyone with a compromised immune system, the elderly and pregnant women.
The recall of the California grown fruit is considered a “class one” hazard level beause the bacteria can cause serious harm or death.