Frozen Fruit Sold at Costco, Aldi, & Trader Joe’s Recalled
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Scenic Fruit Company of Gresham, Oregon has announced a recall of frozen organic strawberries and a frozen organic blend of tropical fruit due to an outbreak of Hepatitis A. The frozen organic strawberries were sold to Costco, Aldi, KeHE, Vital Choice Seafood, and PCC Community Markets. The frozen organic tropical blend was sold to Trader Joe’s.
Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from exposure to the Hepatitis A virus, either directly with an infected person or by consuming contaminated food. Illness occurs within 15 to 50 days of exposure. It can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious illness lasting several months. For individuals with pre-existing conditions or those who are immune compromised, Hepatitis A infection can progress to liver failure.
The following products have been recalled. The lot codes and Best By dates are found on the back of each bag. Pictures of the affected products can be seen on the FDA’s website.
- Simply Nature Organic Strawberries, 24 oz., UPC 4099100256222, Best By 6/14/2024
- Vital Choice Organic Strawberries, 16 oz., UPC 834297005024, Best By 5/20/2024
- Kirkland Signature Organic Strawberries, 4 lbs., UPC 96619140404, Best By 10/8/2024
- Made With Organic Strawberries, 10 oz., UPC 814343021390, Best By 11/20/2024
- PCC Community Markets Organic Strawberries, 32 oz., UPC 22827109469, Best By 10/29/2024
- Trader Joe’s Organic Tropical Fruit Blend Pineapple, Bananas, Strawberries & Mango, 16 oz., UPC 00511919, Best By 04/25/24, 05/12/24, 05/23/24, 05/30/24, 06/07/24
Although Hepatitis A has not been detected in any of these products, consumers are urged to stop consuming them and return them to the point of purchase for a refund.
Hepatitis A vaccination can prevent illness if given within two weeks of exposure to contaminated food. Anyone who thinks they’ve consumed one of these products should consult with their health care professional or local health department to determine if a vaccination is appropriate.
The company has stopped the production and distribution of these products as the investigation as to what caused the outbreak continues. Consumers with questions about the recall may contact the company at email@example.com.
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I noticed that all of these said product of Mexico on the FDA sight. And the recall says grown in Baja California, Mexico Sigh Such a shame.