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The FDA has now recalled five products in the month of March.

Frozen strawberries recalled from Costco, Trader Joe’s, Aldi, others

Possible hepatitis A contamination has FDA being cautious

Grocery retailers were scrambling over the weekend to remove frozen fruit products that were contaminated according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Frozen organic strawberries from Scenic Fruit Company were said to carry a possible hepatitis A contamination. The fruit can be found at Costco, Trader Joe’s and Aldi, as well as KeHE, Vital Choice Seafood and PCC Community Markets. The frozen strawberries went under the brand names of Kirkland, Simply Nature, Made With and PCC Community Markets. Trader Joe’s organic tropical blend also may have been affected.

The FDA posted an entire list containing bar codes, expiration dates, brand names, product names and states where the strawberries were distributed. The FDA said hepatitis A was not detected in the products, but the agency was acting out of an abundance of caution.

Scenic Fruit Company out of Oregon halted production and distribution of the frozen fruit and is now cooperating with an FDA investigation.

The strawberry recall is already the fifth in the month of March. Scarpetta brand Pick Pesto Pasta Sauce, Clio brand Strawberry Granola & Greek Yogurt Parfait, Daiso brand Various Snack Foods and Tapas brand Cocktail Shrimp have been pulled over the last few weeks.

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