Source: US State of Hawaii
DOH News Release – DOH Health issues voluntary recall warning for HMC Farms whole peaches, plums, and/or nectarines due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination
Posted on Nov 20, 2023 in Latest Department News, Newsroom
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
KA ʻOIHANA OLAKINO
JOSH GREEN, M.D.
KENNETH S. FINK, MD, MGA, MPH
KA LUNA HO‘OKELE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2023 23-147
Department of Health issues voluntary recall warning for HMC Farms whole peaches, plums, and/or nectarines due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination
HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) Food and Drug Branch (FDB) is alerting residents to a voluntary recall by HMC Farms of conventional (non-organic) whole peaches, plums, and/or nectarines because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. These fruits were sold nationwide, including Hawaiʻi, under multiple brand names such as HMC Farms and Signature Farms.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Healthy individuals may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and/or diarrhea. Consumers concerned about a potential illness should contact a physician. To date, eleven illnesses have been reported nationally.
There have been no illnesses in Hawai‘i attributed to the recalled fruit products.
The impacted products being recalled are all HMC Farms peaches, plums, and/or nectarines sold between May 1 to November 15, 2022, and between May 1 to November 15, 2023. The products were sold as individual pieces of fruit or in consumer packaging. The recalled fruit is no longer available for sale in retail stores; however, consumers may have frozen the recalled fruit for future use.
HMC Farms Nectarines, Peaches, and Plums:
Signature Farms Peaches and Nectarines:
Product PLU Labels:
No other HMC Farms products are being recalled.
The FDB advises consumers to check their freezers for the recalled fruit, not consume it, and discard it. For more information, consumers may contact HMC Farms by calling 1-844-483-3867 from 3:00 AM to 3:00 PM HST.
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Environmental Health Program Manager
Food and Drug Branch
Hawaiʻi State Department of Health
Email: [email protected]
Hawai‘i Department of Health
Email: [email protected]