Scenic Fruit Company, whose foods are sold at Trader Joe’s and some Costco stores, among others, is recalling various frozen fruit products due to a risk of hepatitis A contamination.
- According to a company announcement that the Food and Drug Administration shared on Friday, the affected products include frozen organic strawberries sold under the Kirkland Signature brand at Costco locations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington, as well as the Trader Joe's frozen "Organic Tropical Fruit Blend" sold nationwide.
- According to NBC News, all names and best-by dates of the potentially contaminated products are listed on the FDA website.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed three hepatitis A cases, with two more suspected, among people in Washington who reported eating the frozen strawberries. Two of those patients required hospitalization, but no deaths have been reported.
- Scenic Fruit Company said that it has paused production and distribution of the products in question while it investigates the issue alongside the FDA.