Frozen strawberries sold at Costco, Aldi, Trader Joe’s and other retailers recalled


Frozen organic strawberries sold at major retailers like Costco, Aldi and Trader Joe’s have been recalled because they may carry hepatitis A.

The Food and Drug Administration published an announcement Friday, The Scenic Fruit Company of Gresham, Oregon says it has halted production and distribution due to an investigation by the FDA and the company. Items included in the recall include Simply Nature Organic Strawberries sold in Illinois and his 12 other states, and Made With Organic Strawberries sold in Illinois, Maryland. Trader Joe’s organic tropical fruit blends, including strawberries, were also affected by the recall.

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Although no hepatitis A has been detected in the product, customers are advised to stop eating the strawberries and return them for a refund. It is a contagious liver disease caused by exposure to viruses.

Illness develops within 15 to 50 days after exposure and includes fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, abnormal liver tests, dark urine and light stools. Vaccination can prevent disease if given within 2 weeks of exposure.

Anyone who has consumed an affected product should consult a healthcare provider to determine if getting vaccinated is the best option. should contact their healthcare provider or local health department immediately.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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