Company announcement date:
FDA Publication Date:
Product type:
Eat Drink

Reason for announcement:

Call up Reason Description

Hepatitis A

Company Name:
Picturesque Fruit Company
Brand name:

Brand names)

Simply Nature, Vital Choice and others

Product description:

Product description

Frozen organic strawberries and fruit mix

Company Announcement

The company has posted a correction to the previous announcement.

On March 17, 2023, this press release was updated with the states in which Aldi Simply Nature sold frozen organic strawberries.

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

Hepatitis A is an infectious liver disease that results from exposure to the hepatitis A virus, including through food. It can range from a mild illness lasting several weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. In rare cases, especially consumers who already have a serious illness or who have a weakened immune system, hepatitis A infection can progress to liver failure.

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 disease if given within two weeks of exposure to contaminated food. Individuals who may have consumed the affected product should consult their healthcare provider or local health department to determine whether a vaccination is appropriate, and consumers with symptoms of hepatitis A should contact their healthcare providers or local health department immediately.

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

Brand name product name Net weight. UPC Best on dates
Best if use dates
Best before
Distributed in states
Just nature Organic Strawberries 24 ounces. 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 lbs. 96619140404 8-10-2024 Alaska, Idaho, Montana,
Oregon, Utah, Washington.
Made with Organic Strawberries 10 ounces. 814343021390 11-20-2024 Illinois, Maryland
PCC community
Organic Strawberries 32 ounces. 22827109469 10-29-2024 Washington
Trader Joe’s Organic Tropical Fruit
Mix Pineapple,
Bananas, Strawberries &
16 oz 00511919 25/04/24

While Hepatitis A has not been found on this product, as a precaution 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 FDA and the company continues its investigation into the cause of the problem.

All stocks of the affected party must be withdrawn from sale. Consumers who purchased the products are urged to destroy them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at

FDA Outbreak Advisory

Organic Strawberries Hepatitis An Outbreak | CDC

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