- Company announcement date:
- FDA Publication Date:
- Product type:
- Eat Drink
- Reason for announcement:
Call up Reason Description
- Company Name:
- Picturesque Fruit Company
- Brand name:
Simply Nature, Vital Choice and others
- Product description:
Frozen organic strawberries and fruit mix
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
|Distributed in states|
|Just nature||Organic Strawberries||24 ounces.||4099100256222||6/14/2024||Arizona,
|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|
|Organic Strawberries||32 ounces.||22827109469||10-29-2024||Washington|
|Trader Joe’s||Organic Tropical Fruit
Bananas, Strawberries &
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
FDA Outbreak Advisory
Organic Strawberries Hepatitis An Outbreak | CDC