Frozen fruit recall at Trader Joe's, Aldi, Costco over hepatitis risk

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Popular brands of frozen effect are being recalled owed to an outbreak of Hepatitis A contamination.

Scenic Fruit Company has ceased the accumulation and organisation of frozen integrated strawberries sold to Costco, Aldi, KeHE, Vital Choice Seafood, PCC Community Markets, and the frozen integrated tropical blend sold to Trader Joe’s, aft 5 radical were infected with hepatitis A, 2 of whom were hospitalized, pursuing the depletion of these products.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the radical who were infected had eaten the frozen strawberries successful question. The effect was imported caller from farms located successful Baja California, Mexico, successful 2022, and it’s apt the root of the outbreak.

Consuming nutrient touched by an infected idiosyncratic tin dispersed the highly contagious hepatitis A virus. According to the CDC, hepatitis A tin infect nutrient astatine immoderate infinitesimal during cultivation, harvesting, processing, oregon handling.

Hepatitis A is simply a contagious liver illness with symptoms often emerging 2 to 7 weeks aft an infection. Mild illnesses tin origin symptoms specified arsenic fever, weariness, discomfort successful the joints oregon abdomen, diarrhea, jaundice, oregon achromatic urine.

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Due to the "best-by" dates stretching into November of 2024, determination is simply a interest that consumers whitethorn person these products astatine home.

The products being recalled are:

Simply Nature, Organic Strawberries, Best-By 06/14/2024

- Vital Choice, Organic Strawberries, Best-By 05/20/2024

Kirkland Signature, Organic Strawberries, Best-By 10/08/2024

Made With, Organic Strawberries, Best-By 11/20/2024

- PCC Community Markets, Organic Strawberries, Best-By 29/10/2024

Trader Joe’s, Organic Tropical Fruit Blend with the pursuing Best-By dates: 04/25/24; 05/12/24; 05/23/24; 05/30/24; 06/07/24

Although hepatitis A has not been detected connected these products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises that if you person immoderate of the recalled effect successful your freezer, you should propulsion it distant oregon instrumentality it to the store for a refund.   

The FDA says that if you person consumed immoderate of the products that person been recalled, you should consult your doc oregon a section wellness section to find if a vaccination is needed. If you are having immoderate symptoms, you should spot a doc immediately, the institution added.

Both the FDA and the Scenic Fruit Company are inactive investigating what caused the problem.