SHREVEPORT, LA - A warning has been issued today about a problem with some frozen strawberries. This is a nationwide Hepatitis A outbreak warning. This is linked to frozen strawberries sold in several states, including Louisiana. These bags of fruit were sold at Walmart, Costco, and HEB.

You are warned not to eat Frozen Organic Strawberries. The FDA is continuing this investigation.


Here Is the Information About this Outbreak:

Total Illnesses: 9
Hospitalizations: 3
Deaths: 0
Last Illness Onset: April 12, 2023
Cases have been reported in Washington, California and Oregon.


What Products Are Included in this Recall?

Great Value Mixed Fruit 4-lb bags, Great Value Sliced Strawberries 4-lb bags, and Great Value Antioxidant Fruit Blend 2-lb bags sold at Walmart.

Rader Farms Organic Fresh Start Smoothie Blend 48-oz. bags sold at Costco.

Rader Farms Organic Berry Trio 3-lb bags sold at HEB stores.

Wawona Frozen Foods Recall: Wawona brand Organic DayBreak Blend 4-lb. bag with "Use By" dates of 9/23/2023, 9/29/2023, 9/30/2023 and 10/18/2023.

California Splendor Recall: Kirkland Signature 4-lb. bag Frozen Organic Whole Strawberries in certain states with specific lot codes.

Scenic Fruit Recall: Recalled brands include Simply Nature, Vital Choice, Kirkland Signature, Made With, PCC Community Markets frozen organic strawberries and Trader Joe's Organic Tropical Fruit Blend with specific best by dates.


Where Were These Strawberries Sold?

Great Value Mixed Fruit, Sliced Strawberries, and Antioxidant Fruit Blend were sold in Walmart stores in AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SD, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV, and WY.

Rader Farms Organic Fresh Start Smoothie Blend was sold in Costco stores in CO, TX, CA, and AZ.

Rader Farms Organic Berry Trio was sold in HEB stores in TX.

Wawona Frozen Foods distributed recalled packages of Organic DayBreak Blend to Costco Wholesale stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah, and Washington.

California Splendor supplied recalled product to Costco stores in Los Angeles and Hawaii, and to two San Diego business centers. Scenic Fruit supplied recalled product to Costco, Aldi, KeHE, Vital Choice Seafood, and PCC Community Markets in specific states, and to Trader Joe's nationwide.

What Are the Symptoms of Hepatitis A?

You will most likely get ill within 15 to 50 days after eating or drinking contaminated food or water. You might experience nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, jaundice, dark urine, and fatigue.

If you have any of these frozen strawberries in your freezer, you should throw them out.

Anyone with questions can click here to contact the FDA.

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