UPDATED – Scenic Fruit Company is recalling their organic frozen strawberries and organic frozen tropical blend due to potential health risks

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FDA Publication Date:
Product Type:
Food and drinks

Advertising reason:

Call description of the cause

Hepatitis A

Company Name:
Scenic Fruit Company
Brand Name:

brand names)

Simply nature, biological selection and others

Product Description:

Product Description

Frozen organic strawberry and fruit mix


Company announcement

The company has issued a correction to the previous announcement.

March 17, 2023 This press release has been updated to include the states to which Aldi has sold Simply Nature Organic Frozen Strawberries.

Scenic Fruit Company in Gresham, Oregon Recalls frozen organic strawberries sold to Costco, Aldi, KeHE, Vital Choice Seafood, PCC Community Markets and frozen organic tropical blend sold to Trader Joe’s due to hepatitis A outbreaks.

Hepatitis A is an infectious liver disease caused by exposure to the hepatitis A virus, including from food. It can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious illness lasting several months. In rare cases, hepatitis A infection can progress to liver failure, especially in consumers who have had a previous severe illness or are immunocompromised.

Illness occurs within 15 to 50 days of exposure and includes fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, abnormal liver tests, dark urine, and pale stools. Hepatitis A vaccination can prevent the disease if it is given within two weeks of exposure to contaminated food. Persons who may have consumed the infected product should consult a healthcare professional or local health department to determine if vaccination is appropriate, and consumers who develop symptoms of hepatitis A should contact their healthcare professional or local health department immediately.

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The following products are subject to this recall. Batch codes and best dates can be found on the back of each bag (see attached photos below):

Brand name product name net weight. Union of Congolese Patriots Best by dates
It is better to use dates
Best ahead of time
distributed in the countries
Simply nature Organic strawberry 24 oz. 4099100256222 6/14/2024 Arizona
arkansas,
California ,
Illinois, Iowa,
michigan,
minnesota,
Missouri, North
Dakota, South
Dakota, Ohio,
Wisconsin
Vital choice Organic strawberry 16 oz. 834297005024 5/20/2024 Washington
Kirkland signature Organic strawberry 4 lbs. 96619140404 8/10/2024 Alaska, Idaho, Montana,
Oregon, Utah, Washington.
made of Organic strawberry 10 oz. 814343021390 11/20/2024 Illinois, Maryland
PCC community
markets
Organic strawberry 32 oz. 22827109469 10/29/2024 Washington
Trader Joe’s Organic tropical fruit
pineapple mix,
Banana and strawberry and
mango
16 oz 00511919 04/24/25
05/12/24
05/23/24
05/30/24
06/07/24
nationally

Although hepatitis A was not detected on this product, out of an abundance of caution, consumers should stop consuming the product and return it to their local store for a refund. The company has stopped producing and distributing the product as the FDA is still investigating the cause of the problem.

All inventories of the affected part must be removed from sale. Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to destroy them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact the company at [email protected]

FDA outbreak alert

Organic Strawberry Hep | Center for Disease Control


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