A Kingsburg farm is at the center of a deadly outbreak of Listeria.
Driving the news: Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a food safety alert for whole peaches, nectarines and plums distributed by Kingsburg’s HMC Farms.
- The outbreak has led to 11 illnesses, 10 hospitalizations and one death.
- So far Listeria has spread from California to Colorado, Kansas, Florida, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.
- In response to the outbreak, the CDC has issued a recall for peaches, nectarines and plums distributed by HMC Farms that were sold between May 1 and November 15 in 2022 and 2023.
- They are sold in two-pound bags branded HMC Farms or Signatures Farms, as well as individual fruit with a sticker that has “USA-E-U” and the following numbers:
- Yellow peach: 4044 or 4038
- White peach: 4401
- Yellow nectarine: 4036 or 4378
- White nectarine: 3035
- Red plum: 4042
- Black plum: 4040