A Norfolk-based fruit distributor has recalled packages of fresh cut fruit from supermarkets and military commissaries in Virginia and North Carolina after one package tested positive for a potentially fatal bacteria.
Krisp-Pak Company Inc. ordered the recall Tuesday after the food inspection section of the U.S. Army Veterinary Services told the company of the test result, owner Paul Battaglia said.
One package was found to have listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause fatal infections in children, the elderly or people with weak immune systems, Krisp-Pak said in a statement.
Listeria infection could cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, headache and nausea in healthy people, the statement said. It also can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.