Recall: Possible Listeria contamination of specific frozen fruit
There is a voluntary recall of some frozen fruit products sold at Walmart, Target and other stores due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall comes from SunOpta Inc’s subsidiary, Sunrise Growers Inc. and the Food and Drug Administration. The company says the specific frozen fruit products are linked to pineapple provided by a third-party supplier.
No illnesses have yet to be reported with this voluntary recall.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy people may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Any consumers concerned about an illness should contact a physician.
The products were distributed across the country to different retailers: Visit https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230621084402/en/ for a complete list of states and LOT numbers.
In Minnesota and Wisconsin the frozen fruit was sold at Walmart as Great Value Mixed Fruit, Great Value Dark Sweet Cherries, and Great Value Mango Chunks from January 19, 2023 to June 13, 2023. According to the Walmart website, the fruit was sold at the stores in Bemidji, Cloquet, Grand Rapids, Hermantown, Hibbing, Mountain Iron, and Pine City in Minnesota; Ashland, Hayward and Superior stores in Wisconsin; and the story in Ironwood, Michigan.
The brands at Target are Good & Gather Organic Cherries and Berries Fruit Blend, Good & Gather Dark Sweet Whole Pitted Cherries, Good & Gather Mango Strawberry Blend, Good & Gather Mixed Fruit Blend, Good & Gather Mango Chunks, Good & Gather Blueberries, and Good & Gather Triple Berry Blend distributed to Target stores nationwide from October 14, 2022 to May 22, 2023.
The fruit was also sold at Aldi in Michigan and other states under the brand: Season’s Choice Tropical Blend from October 11, 2022 to May 22, 2023.
Consumers are urged to check their freezers for the recalled product, not to consume it and either discard the product or return it to the store for a full refund. All other Sunrise Growers products that have different lot codes or best by dates are not affected by this recall. The affected retail customers have been notified of this recall and instructed to remove any recalled product from retail store shelves and inventories.
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