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Nectarines and Peaches Sold At Walmart Recalled

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Washington DC, Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. of Yonkers, New York is recalling 1,727 cartons of Fresh Peaches, 1,207 cartons of Fresh Nectarines and 365 cartons of Fresh Plums because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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Jersey peach production best in years, state says


CLAIRE LOWE Staff Writer

Jul 29, 2017

HAMMONTON — New Jersey peach farmers are reaping a bounty this summer with one of their largest crops.

New Jersey, which is the fourth-largest producer of peaches in the nation behind California, South Carolina and Georgia, is projected to produce between 55 million and 60 million pounds of peaches over 5,500 acres in 2017, according to the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council.

In 2015, farmers grew 42.2 million pounds on 4,700 acres valued at $27.6 million.

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Now’s the Perfect Time for Fresh-Picked Peaches

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Last Edited: Jul 05, 2017 4:29 PM EDT
By Brenna Weick,


The summer peach season is well underway and the farmers at Holtzhauser Farms know why Jersey peaches are the best around.

“We have an ideal climate for the growing season,” said Tom Holtzhauser, co-owner and operator of Holtzhauser Farms. “We get the perfect sun and temperature during the summer and it makes for an ideal peach.”

While New Jersey is typically known for its perfect peach-growing conditions, last year gave farmers an unusual challenge.

“On April 4th, 2016, the weather went down to 25 degrees … and it killed every single blossom in the orchard,” said Holtzhauser. “We lost our entire crop.”

Holtzhauser acknowledged that it’s always in the back of area farmers’ minds that a weather disaster can occur at any time.