FDA Salmonella Recall Investigation: Aldi Peaches

FDA is working with local partners to continue the outbreak investigation.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working with local health agencies to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections across 9 states.

The outbreak has been tentatively linked to bagged peaches sold at ALDI.

Most people with salmonellosis only develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.

In elderly or very immune-suppressed patient populations, however, severe infections can be fatal. In this outbreak, no deaths have been reported.

The FDA updated the status of the investigation in a recent press release:

  • The Wawona-brand peaches have been sold in ALDI stores between June 1, 2020 until the present.

  • The link to Wawona-brand peaches was established through interviews with those who have fallen ill as well as whole genome sequencing.

  • As of mid-August, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting a total of 68 cases and 14 hospitalizations across 9 states.

  • Consumers, restaurants, and retailers have been advised not to eat, sell, or serve affected products.

  • FDA also recommends that those who received the peaches from ALDI clean and sanitize any surfaces that may have come in contact with the produce.