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FOOD SAFETY UPDATE: Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. Recalls Peaches, Nectarines and Plums

January 28, 2019

This update does not apply to any Markon First Crop, Ready-Set-Serve, or Markon Essentials products.

Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. of Yonkers, New York is recalling 1,270 cartons of Fresh Peaches, 1, 207 cartons of Fresh Nectarines and 365 cartons of Fresh Plums due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was issued due to routine sampling by the packinghouse which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The affected products were distributed in retail establishments in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia.


The peaches and nectarines are sold as a bulk retail produce item with PLU sticker (PLU# 4044, 3035, 4378) showing the country of origin of Chile. The peaches, nectarines and plums sold at ALDI are packaged in a 2-pound bag with the brand Rio Duero, EAN# 7804650090281, 7804650090298, 7804650090304. The nectarines sold at Costco are packaged in a 4-pound plastic clamshell with the brand Rio Duero, EAN# 7804650090212.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with these products at this time.

No Markon products are included in this recall nor did Markon purchase any of the implicated packer label products from Jac. Vandenberg. Please remember to physically check your inventory to ensure none of the affected products are in your warehouse.

Click here to review the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) press release. Consumers with questions may contact Jac. Vandenberg at

Markon will continue to update members should more information become available.

Angie Ramirez

Food Safety Program Manager

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