Frozen strawberries recalled for hepatitis A concerns extend to additional retailers

A recent recall on products containing frozen organic strawberries sold at Costco has expanded to additional SKUs sold at Walmart and HEB stores across the U.S.
In response to an ongoing U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation after Wawona Frozen Foods, Inc. announced a voluntary recall earlier this week, Willamette Valley Fruit Co. has initiated its own voluntary recall of select packages of frozen fruit that contains strawberries.
The additional recalled products extend to Walmart’s Great Value Sliced Strawberries, Great Value Mixed Fruit, and Great Value Antioxidant Blend which were distributed to select stores across 32 states from January 24, 2023 through June 8, 2023. Click here for a full list of recalled product codes and retailer location by state.
The initial recall that included Wawona products from Costco in five states has since expanded to include Rader Farms Organic Fresh Start Smoothie Blend, which were distributed to Costco Wholesale stores in Colorado, Texas, California and Arizona from October 3, 2022, and June 8, 2023.
The new recall on Rader Farms Organic Berry Trio products were distributed to HEB stores in Texas from July 18th, 2022, to June 8, 2023, the FDA stated.
As previously reported, the Wawona Frozen Foods recall includes year-old, 4-pound packages of Wawona Frozen Foods Organic DayBreak Blend that were distributed from April 15, 2022, to June 26, 2022.
“The DayBreak Blend includes organic frozen strawberries grown in Mexico which may have the potential to be contaminated with Hepatitis A,” a recall notice posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website stated.
The impacted products were sent to Costco locations across Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah and Washington.
Wawona Frozen Foods said the recall was issued “out of an abundance of caution” and that there have been no reported illnesses as of time of publication.

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