RECALL: Fruit Sold at Giant Supermarkets

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    Giant Supermarket customers beware -- fruit sold at the grocery store chain this summer is being recalled.

    Wawona Packing Company is recalling all organic peaches and nectarines and certain Orchard Perfect brand peaches, nectarines, and plums due to the potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

    Listeria is a potentially deadly infection that generally affects people with a weakened immune system, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The infection has the most significant outcome on pregnant women and newborns. It is the third leading cause of death from food poisoning and can cause miscarriage and meningitis, the CDC reports.

    Customers should throw out fruit if it was purchased from Giant stores between June 1 and July 1. If they bring their purchase receipts to the supermarket, they are eligible to receive a full refund, according to the supermarket chain.

    Giant officials said they have not received any reports of recall-related illnesses.

    Wawona Packing Company is also recalling fruit sold at Trader Joe’s and Costco.