Company announcement date:
FDA Publication Date:
Product type:
Food and drinks

Reason for posting:

Description of the reason for the call

Hepatitis A

Name of the company:
Scenic Fruit Company
Brand Name:


Simply Nature, Vital Choice, etc

Description of the product:

Description of the product

Frozen organic strawberries and fruit mix

Company message

“The company has issued a correction to the previous announcement.”

March 17, 2023, this press release has been updated to include the countries where Aldi has sold Simply Nature’s frozen organic strawberries.

Scenic Fruit Company of Gresham, Oregon is recalling frozen organic strawberries sold to Costco, Aldi, KeHE, Vital Choice Seafood, PCC Community Markets and frozen organic tropical mix sold to Trader Joe’s due to an outbreak of hepatitis A illnesses.

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from exposure to the hepatitis A virus, including through food. It can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious illness lasting several months. In rare cases, especially in users who have a pre-existing severe illness or are immunocompromised, hepatitis A infection can progress to liver failure.

Illness occurs within 15 to 50 days of exposure and includes fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, abnormal liver tests, dark urine, and pale stools. Hepatitis A vaccination can prevent disease if given within two weeks of exposure to contaminated food. Individuals who may have consumed the affected product should consult their healthcare professional or local health department to determine if vaccination is appropriate, and consumers with symptoms of hepatitis A should immediately contact their healthcare professionals or the local health department.

The following products are subject to this recall. Batch codes and best by dates are located on the back of each bag (see attached photos below):

Brand name Name of the product Net weight UPC Best by Dates
It is best to use dates
The best before a date
Common in the states
Just nature Organic strawberries 24 oz 4099100256222 14.06.2024 arizona,
Illinois, Iowa,
Missouri, North
Dakota, South
Dakota, Ohio,
A life choice Organic strawberries 16 oz 834297005024 05/20/2024 Washington
Signature Kirkland Organic strawberries 4 pounds 96619140404 8/10/2024 Alaska, Idaho, Montana,
Oregon, Utah, Washington.
Made with Organic strawberries 10 oz 814343021390 20.11.2024 Illinois, Maryland
PCC community
Organic strawberries 32 oz 22827109469 29.10.2024 Washington
Trader Joe’s Organic tropical fruits
Mix pineapple,
Bananas, strawberries and
16 oz 00511919 04/25/24
In the whole country

Although hepatitis A has not been detected in this product, out of an abundance of caution, consumers should stop consuming the product and return it to their local store for a refund. The company has stopped manufacturing and distributing the product as the FDA and the company continue their investigation into what caused the problem.

All stock of the affected lot must be removed from sale. Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to destroy them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at [email protected]

FDA outbreak recommendation

Hepatitis A outbreak from organic strawberries | CDC

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