Company Announcement Date:
FDA Release Date:
Product Type:
Food and drink

Fruits/fruit products

Food borne illness

Reason for declaration:

Description of the recall reason

Hepatitis A

Company Name:
Scenic Fruit Company

brand name)

Simply nature, important choices and others

Product Description:

Product description

Frozen organic strawberries and fruit mix

Company announcement

‘The company has issued a revision to the earlier announcement’.

On March 17, 2023, this press release was updated to include states where Aldi Simply Nature’s Frozen Organic Strawberries are sold.

Scenic Fruit Company of Gresham, Oregon Costco, Aldi, KeHE, Vital Choice Seafood, PCC are recalling frozen organic strawberries sold at Community Markets and frozen organic tropical blend sold at Trader Joe’s due to the hepatitis A outbreak.

Hepatitis A is an infectious liver disease caused by exposure to the hepatitis A virus through food. It can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting months. In rare cases, especially in consumers who have a pre-existing serious illness or who have a weakened immune system, hepatitis A infection can progress to liver failure.

Illness occurs 15 to 50 days after exposure and includes fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, abnormal liver tests, dark urine, and pale stools. Hepatitis A vaccine can prevent illness if given within two weeks of exposure to contaminated food. Anyone who has consumed the affected product should consult a health care professional or local health department to determine if a vaccination is appropriate, and consumers with symptoms of hepatitis A should contact their health care professional or local health department immediately.

The following products are subject to this recall. The best by lot code and date can be found on the back of each bag (see attached images below):

popular name Product Name Net Wt. UPC Best by date
Best to use dates
Best before date
Distributed to states
Simply Nature Organic strawberries 24 oz 4099100256222 6/14/2024 arizona,
Illinois, Iowa,
Missouri, North
Dakota, South
Dakota, Ohio,
Vital Choice Organic strawberries 16 oz 834297005024 5/20/2024 Washington
Kirkland signature Organic strawberries 4 pounds 96619140404 10/8/2024 Alaska, Idaho, Montana,
Oregon, Utah, Washington.
made of Organic strawberries 10 oz 814343021390 11/20/2024 Illinois, Maryland
PCC community
the market
Organic strawberries 32 oz 22827109469 29/10/2024 Washington
Trader Joe’s Organic tropical fruit
Mix in the pineapple,
Bananas, strawberries and
16 oz 00511919 04/25/24

Although hepatitis A has not been detected in 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 manufacturing and distributing the product as the FDA says the company is continuing its investigation into what caused the problem.

All inventory of damaged lots should be removed from sale. Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to destroy or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact the Company at [email protected]

FDA Outbreak Advisory

An outbreak of organic strawberry hepatitis CDC

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