CHICAGO — The Center for Disease Control Prevention is warning Illinoisans a few Listeria outbreak across seven states that has claimed the lifetime of one person and left 10 more hospitalized.
In line with the CDC, recalled fruit — peaches, nectarines and plums — distributed by HMC Farms is making people sick. HMC Farms recalled the fruits on Nov. 17. The fruit was sold in stores between May 1 and Nov. 15 in 2022 and 2023 after the FDA found the outbreak strain in a sample of their peaches.
Though the fruits aren’t any longer available for purchase, the CDC warns the products should still be within the homes of states affected. All recalled fruit should be thrown away, the CDC added.
Along with Illinois, other states affected by the Listeria outbreak include: Michigan, Ohio, Colorado, Kansas, Florida and California (where one death was reported).
As of Monday, Nov. 20, just one Listeria-related illness was reported in Illinois.
The Listeria outbreak is unrelated to the Salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupe announced on Friday, Nov.17.
Symptoms often start inside two weeks after eating food contaminated with Listeria but may begin as early as the identical day or as late as 10 weeks after, the CDC said.
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