Frozen fruit products distributed to Walmart, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Target, Aldi and AWG stores in over 30 states voluntarily recalled due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Sunrise Growers Inc., a subsidiary of SunOpta Inc. issued a voluntary recall on specific frozen fruit products involving pineapple provided by the company, a third-party supplier. announced Wednesday in association with the US Food and Drug Administration.
In the recall notice, SunOpta and the FDA urged consumers to check their freezers for the recalled product and not consume it, but instead discard the product or return it to the store for a full refund.
“our commitment Eat Safety remains our top priority. “Sunrise Growers has terminated all future business with the third-party supplier,” the company said in a statement.
Click here For a complete list of products, lot codes, best by dates and other relevant product information recalled from the FDA.
Affected by the recall were a variety of generic and name-brand products that were distributed to six major retailers. The products listed below, as written by the FDA, are all part of the voluntary recall.
Walmart: Great Value Mixed Fruit, Great Value Dark Sweet Cherries, and Great Value Mango Slices in AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MN, MO, are sold at stores. January 19, 2023 through June 13, 2023 MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SD, TX, UT, VA, WV, and WY
whole Foods: 365 Organic Tropical Fruit Medley, 365 Organic Pineapple Slices, 365 Pineapple Chunks, 365 Organic Whole Strawberries, 365 Organic Sliced Strawberries & Bananas, and 365 Organic Blackberries Distributed in select stores across the US from November 1, 2022 through June 21, 2023 were done.
trader Joe’s: Trader Joe’s Organic Tropical Fruit Blend is available at select distribution centers or stores in AK, AL, CT, CO, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NE, Distributed in March 28, 2023 through April 11, 2023 NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI and Washington DC
Target: Good and collect organic cherry and blackberry fruit mix, good and collect dark sweet whole pitted cherries, good and collect Mango Strawberry Blend, good collect mixed fruit mix, good and collect mango pieces, good and collect blueberries, and good End Gatherer Triple Berry Blend Ships nationwide from October 14, 2022 through May 22, 2023
Aldi: Delivers Season’s Choice Tropical Blend to select distribution centers or stores in AL, AR, CT, FL, GA, IA, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NY, OH, OK to be done. PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT and WV from October 11, 2022 to May 22, 2023
AWG (Associated Wholesale Grocers): Best Choice Pitted Red Tart Cherry Unsweetened is delivered to select distribution centers or stores in KS, MO, NE and OK from April 5, 2023 through May 4, 2023. To date, there have been no reported illnesses associated with this voluntary recall.
“All other Sunrise Growers products that have different lot codes or best by dates are not affected by this recall. Affected retail customers have been notified of this recall and removed from retail store shelves and inventory any The recalled product has been instructed to be removed.
Health Risks of Listeria
According to Centers for Disease Control and PreventionListeria can cause serious illness “when the bacteria spreads beyond the gut to other parts of the body” after a person has eaten contaminated food. The CDC says people at higher risk include people who are pregnant, people who are 65 or older, or anyone with a weakened immune system.
“If you are pregnant, it can cause pregnancy loss, premature birth, or life-threatening infection in your newborn baby,” the CDC says on its website. “Other people can become infected with listeria, but they rarely become seriously ill.”
According to the CDC, anyone infected with listeria may experience “symptoms of mild food poisoning,” such as diarrhea or fever, and many people recover without antibiotic treatment.