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RECALL: Frozen Fruit Listeria monocytogenes contamination

RECALL:

June 21, 2023


Six major stores having recalls of frozen fruit products linked to pineapple contamination with Listeria monocytogenes are Walmart, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Target, Aldi, and AWG.


Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals 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.


SunOpta Inc's subsidiary, Sunrise Growers Inc. has issued the recall as possibly contaminated pineapple was provided by a third-party supplier.


Products were distributed via the following retailers:

  • Walmart: Great Value Mixed Fruit, Great Value Dark Sweet Cherries, and Great Value Mango Chunks sold at stores in AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SD, TX, UT, VA, WV and WY from January 19, 2023 to June 13, 2023

  • Whole Foods: 365 Organic Tropical Fruit Medley, 365 Organic Pineapple Chunks, 365 Pineapple Chunks, 365 Organic Whole Strawberries, 365 Organic Slice Strawberries and Bananas, and 365 Organic Blackberries distributed to select stores throughout the US from November 1, 2022 to June 21, 2023

  • Trader Joe’s: Trader Joe’s Organic Tropical Fruit Blend distributed to select distribution centers or stores in AK, AL, CT, CO, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, and Washington DC from March 28, 2023 to April 11, 2023

  • Target: 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 nationwide from October 14, 2022 to May 22, 2023

  • Aldi: Season’s Choice Tropical Blend distributed 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, 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 Cherries Unsweetened distributed to select distribution centers or stores in KS, MO, NE and OK from April 5, 2023 to May 4, 2023


This voluntary recall includes the following code dates currently in stores or consumers’ freezers:


Because there are SO MANY products involved in this RECALL, we are giving BELOW the link to go directly to the Recall. The products involved include:


Walmart

Great Value Mixed Fruit packaged in a 16-ounce plastic bag (70,360 cases)

Great Value Dark Sweet Cherries packaged in16-ounce plastic bag (3,305 cases)

Great Value Mango Chunks packaged in a 16-ounce plastic bag (8,569 cases)


Whole Foods

365 Organic Tropical Fruit Medley packaged in a 32-ounce plastic bag (34,578 cases)

365 Organic Pineapple Chunks packaged in a 10-ounce plastic bag (14,946 cases)

365 Pineapple Chunks packaged in a 16-ounce plastic bag (8,049 cases)

365 Organic Whole Strawberries packaged in a 32-ounce plastic bag (13,017 cases)

365 Organic Sliced Strawberries and Bananas packaged in a 32-ounce plastic bag (3,691 cases)

365 Organic Blackberries packaged in a 10-ounce plastic bag (2,181 cases)


Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s Organic Tropical Fruit Blend packaged in a 16-ounce plastic bag (2,588 cases)


Target

Good & Gather Organic Cherries and Berries Fruit Blend packaged in a 32-ounce plastic bag (3,961 cases)

Good & Gather Dark Sweet Whole Pitted Cherries packaged in a 12-ounce plastic bag (1,515 cases)

Good & Gather Mango Strawberry Blend packaged in a 48-ounce plastic bag (238 cases)

Good & Gather Mixed Fruit Blend packaged in a 48-ounce plastic bag (8,178 cases)

Good & Gather Mango Chunks packaged in a 12-ounce plastic bag (871 cases)

Good & Gather Blueberries packaged in a 48-ounce plastic bag (5,344 cases)

Good & Gather Triple Berry Blend packaged in a 48-ounce plastic bag (6,034 cases)


Aldi

Season’s Choice Tropical Blend and Mixed Fruit packaged in a 32-ounce plastic bag (38,909)


AWG (Associated Wholesale Grocers)

Best Choice Pitted Red Tart Cherries Unsweetened packaged in a 12-ounce plastic bag (1,088 cases)


To view ALL THE RECALL INFORMATION, please CLICK HERE.


To date, there have been no illnesses associated with this voluntary recall.


ACTION:

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.


CONTACT:

Consumers seeking information may email recall@sunrisegrowers.com or call 1.888.490.5591 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.




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