Chilean fruit should be withdrawn from US supermarkets. for possible contamination of listeria


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered the withdrawal of more than 3,300 fruit boxes from Chile for possible contamination of listeria.

The Food and Drug Administration responsible for regulating these products will specifically, 1,727 boxes of peaches, 1,207 nectarines and 365 plums, which had been distributed in retail stores and large supermarkets such as Costco and Walmart in several states such as California, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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This one early detection of bacteria was thanks to a routine program conducted by the marketer of the products.

Listeria is found on land and water and has a Mortality rate between 20% and 30%. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, and may even cause miscarriages.

However, so far no affected person has been reported for pollution.


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