Recalled fruit pulled from several national chains
A California packing company has voluntarily recalled several varieties of stone fruit from stores including Trader Joe’s, Costco, Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club because some of it may be contaminated by a bacteria that can cause foodborne illness, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Wawona Packing Co. says the fruit, including peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots, was packed between June 1 and July 12 and distributed nationwide. The bacterial contamination from Listeria monocytogenes was found during testing at the plant, and no illnesses have been linked to the fruit. Kathleen Purvis
Library celebrates barbecue
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The Myers Park branch of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library, 1361 Queens Road, plans to celebrate Carolinas barbecue at 6 p.m. Aug. 26. “American Traditions: Carolina BBQ” includes a lecture by Tom Hanchett, curator of the Levine Museum of the New South, and barbecue samples by local caterer Dan Huntley of Dan the Pig Man. Tickets are free, but registration is required. Call 704-416-5800 or online at cmlibrary.org. KP