You do buy your stone fruits exclusively at the farmers' market, don't you? No? Uh oh.
If you're the type who prefers your plums out of a plastic clamshell from Trader Joe's rather than from a dirt-smudged box delivered from Yolo County 13 seconds ago, you're about to get your comeuppance. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall of stone fruits handled by the Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, California, between June 1 and July 12, saying that they could have been contaminated by listeria, a dangerous bacteria. That product recall has led to the removal of stone fruits from Costco, Sam's Club, FreshDirect, Food 4 Less, and—you guessed it—even Trader Joe's.
There's been no reports of consumer sickness, but the voluntary action has been taken from an abundance of caution. There's good reason for that. A 2011 outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe killed 30 people.
So back to the Ferry Building farmers' market for you. Paying $60 for a bag of apriums doesn't seem so bad after all. If you've going, could you pick us up a few?