Frozen Fruit Recall Issued Due to Hepatitis A Outbreak
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Scenic Fruit Company has recalled its frozen organic strawberries.
The products were sold in several popular grocery stores like Trader Joe's, Costco, Aldi, KeHE, Vital Choice Seafoods and PCC Market.
A frozen organic tropical blend from Trader Joe’s is also being recalled.
The organic strawberries sold to Simply Nature from the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
The fruit appeared as Vital Choice, Kirkland Signature, Made With and PCC Community Markets in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Illinois and Maryland.
And the pineapple, banana, mango and strawberry blend in Trader Joe’s was recalled nationwide.
- Simply Nature organic strawberries with the UPC 4099100256222 and best by date of 6/14/2024
- Vital Choice organic strawberries with the UPC 834297005024 and best by date of 5/20/2024
- Kirkland Signature organic strawberries with the UPC 96619140404 and best by date of 10/8/2024
- Made With organic strawberries with the UPC 814343021390 and best by date of 11/20/2024
- PCC Community Markets organic strawberries with the UPC 22827109469 and best by date of 10/29/2024
- Trader Joe’s organic tropical fruit blend pineapple, bananas, strawberries & mango with the UPC 00511919
All the cases—two hospitalizations and no deaths—were reported in Washington State with patients indicating they ate the frozen organic strawberries prior to developing symptoms.
Hepatitis A is a contagious liver infection that can include symptoms such as fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, and more. Symptoms range in severity from person to person. The disease can be prevented with a vaccine if administered within two weeks of exposure to the contaminated food, the CDC notes.
Anyone with symptoms should also seek out immediate care. Consumers with questions may contact the company at firstname.lastname@example.org
The recall comes on the heels of another similar one in December. At the time, Exportadora Compramar, the parent company of James Farm, recalled almost 1300 cases of frozen raspberries after discovering a potential Hepatitis A contamination.Article from Parade.com.
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