Local residents not concerned about fruit recall

CREATED Jul 23, 2014

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BROWN DEER -- By now you've heard about a nationwide recall of various fruits. The question is, how concerned are you about it? Peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots sold at big-name retailers are being recalled.

We found colorful fruits and veggies at the Brown Deer Farmers Market, but not much concern about the recall.

"I think a lot of this stuff is overblown,” says shopper Pat Kenney. “I think most of these processors are doing the best they can."

Wauwona Packing Company is recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed between June 1 and July 12. They believe the fruit may be contaminated with Listeria. Pet Kenny says he loves peaches, and won't stop eating them.

"When you buy it at a farmer's market, they probably picked it the night before or that morning and hauled it here, and there's a difference," adds Kenney.

It's that difference that draws customers to the produce from Gary’s Market.

"Yesterday I sold a whole case and a half of peaches," explains Bruce Endlich of Gary’s Market.

The fruit in question comes from big name stores. Bruce says he's pretty sure his boss grows his own produce and gets it from local farmers.

"The wholesaler that he does get the fruit from, I don't think wholesales to the same big box markets. I think he's a little bit more independent," says Endlich.

So far, no one has gotten sick.  Those most at risk, if at all, are pregnant women and people with weak immune systems.