HONOLULU (KHON2) — Children, frail or elderly people and those with weakened immune systems could contract serious and sometimes fatal infections from some HMC Farms items.
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Various HMC Farms’ fruits have been found to have a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination including:
- Whole peaches
The fruits were sold nationwide under multiple brand names, including HMC Farms and Signature Farms.
Impacted batches were said to be sold between May 1 to Nov. 15, 2022 and between May 1 to Nov. 15, 2023.
According to officials, Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Healthy individuals may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and/or diarrhea.
While there have been 11 reported cases nationwide, no illnesses in Hawaii have been linked to the recalled fruits.
However, concerned consumers are encouraged to contact a physician right away.
No other HMC Farms products are being recalled.
For more information, consumers may contact HMC Farms by calling 1-844-483-3867 from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. HST.