There is a huge frozen fruit recall that affects many different brands and products in multiple stores in New York State. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.
SunOpta Inc’s subsidiary, Sunrise Growers Inc., has issued the voluntary recall. While multiple frozen products are being recalled, the source of the issue is pineapple. The pineapple, which was provided by a third-party supplier, may potentially cause the products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which 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.
The frozen fruit products and stores affected in New York are as follows:
- 365 Organic Tropical Fruit Medley
- 365 Organic Pineapple Chunks
- 365 Pineapple Chunks
- 365 Organic Whole Strawberries
- 365 Organic Slice Strawberries and Bananas
- 365 Organic Blackberries
These products were distributed from November 1, 2022 to June 21, 2023.
- Trader Joe’s Organic Tropical Fruit Blend
These products were distributed from March 28, 2023 to April 11, 2023.
- 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
- Good & Gather Triple Berry Blend
These products were distributed from October 14, 2022 to May 22, 2023.
- Season’s Choice Tropical Blend
These products were distributed from October 11, 2022 to May 22, 2023.
If you have purchased frozen fruit in the past 8 months from any of the stores listed above, check your freezer. These products should not be consumed - return to the store of purchase or thrown away.