You may want to hold off on eating certain fruit you got at a grocery store in Illinois.

According to NBC Chicago, fruit that has been linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak was found to be sold at some grocery stores across the nation, including a few in Illinois. The outbreak has left one person dead and multiple people hospitalized.

Illinois has reported Listeria in connection to the outbreak.

Where The Recalled Fruit Was Sold


The recalled fruit was sold at Publix, Walmart, and Albertson's stores around the country and also at Aldi's stores in Illinois.

The recalled fruit includes some individual peaches and two-pound bags of peaches, nectarines, and plums that were sold between May 1- Nov. 15 of this year (the bags are branded HMC Farms).

If you have any of those fruits in the freezer or pantry, check for these numbers on the stickers:

  • Yellow peach (4044 or 4038)
  • White peach (4401)
  • Yellow nectarine (4036 or 4378)
  • White nectarine (3035)
  • Red plum (4042)
  • Black plum (4040)

If your fruits have those numbers on the stickers, you're advised to throw it away immediately. Keeping the fruit in the freezer does not kill the Listeria.

Symptoms Of Listeria


If you've consumed any of those recalled fruits, you need to be vigilant and look out for Listeria symptoms in yourself or anyone else who has eaten the fruit. Symptoms include:

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Neck stiffness

The greatest risk is for pregnant women, those with compromised immune systems, the elderly, and kids. It can take up to 70 days for Listeria symptoms to show up so keep an eye out.

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