Salmonella outbreak prompts recall of peach salsa, gift baskets

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In response to an ongoing Salmonella outbreak linked to fresh peaches, a wholesaler is recalling peach salsa and gift baskets that contain peaches supplied by Wawona Packing.

Wawona has recalled peaches in the United States and Canada in relation to the outbreak, which has sickened 68 people across nine states and 33 people in Canadian provinces. Major retailers including Walmart and Kroger, among several other grocery chains, have recalled fresh peaches in bags and bulk bins.

Russ Davis Wholesale (RDW) is recalling Peach Salsa under the Crazy Fresh and Quick & Easy brands.

“This recall is in response to Wawona Packaging initiating a recall of peaches early in the day Aug. 22, 2020 as an ingredient provider to Russ Davis Wholesale,” according to the company recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. “To date, Russ Davis Wholesale has not received any reported illnesses related to this organism.”

The implicated products were delivered to retail stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wyoming.

Some containers of peach salsa may have been purchased from the deli counter at grocery stores located in Ortonville, MN, Cross Lake, MN and Tipton, IA.

Five Bountiful Fresh gift baskets, also containing the recalled peaches were sold through one location in Hastings, MN.

Retailers have been instructed to remove affected products from store shelves and destroy.

Consumers are urged to immediately throw any product they may have away and not consume. Consumers with questions may contact the company at: customerservice@russdaviswholesale.com or 877-433-2173 

Russ Davis Wholesale is a processor, wholesaler and distributor of fresh produce, according to the company, supplying fresh conventional and organic fruits and vegetables to retail, wholesale and food service customers throughout the Midwest. Salsa products under recall are:

UPC Product Name Brand Name on Label Packaging SELL BY Date
795631 820270 Crazy Fresh Perfectly Peach Salsa Crazy Fresh Perfectly Peach Salsa 8 oz. 6/25/2020 to 8/26/2020
795631 820270 Quick & Easy Perfectly Peach Salsa Quick & Easy Perfectly Peach Salsa 8 oz. 7/29/2020 to 8/26/2020
795631 820270 Clear Label Perfectly Peach Salsa Clear Label Perfectly Peach Salsa 8 oz. 7/30/2020 to 8/23/2020

About Salmonella infections


Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has eaten any recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

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