- Company Announcement Date:
- FDA Release Date:
- Product Type:
- Food and drink
Food borne illness
- Reason for declaration:
Description of the recall reason
- Company Name:
- Scenic Fruit Company
Simply nature, important choices and others
- Product Description:
Frozen organic strawberries and fruit mix
‘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,
|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|
|Organic strawberries||32 oz||22827109469||29/10/2024||Washington|
|Trader Joe’s||Organic tropical fruit
Mix in the pineapple,
Bananas, strawberries and
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