Nationwide recall of various HMC Farms fruits due to deadly contamination

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Children, the frail or elderly, and those with weakened immune systems could get serious and sometimes fatal infections from certain HMC Farms products.

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Various HMC Farms fruits were found to have potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination, including:

  • Whole peaches
  • Plums
  • Nectarines

The fruit was sold nationwide under several brands, including HMC Farms and Signature Farms.

The lots concerned would have been sold between May 1 and November 15, 2022 and between May 1 and November 15, 2023.

According to authorities, Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and/or diarrhea.

Although 11 cases have been reported nationwide, no illnesses in Hawaii have been linked to the recalled fruit.

However, concerned consumers are encouraged to contact a doctor immediately.

No other HMC Farms products are being recalled.

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For more information, consumers can contact HMC Farms by calling 1-844-483-3867 from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. HST.

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