FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Trader Joe’s is recalling their brand of Organic Tropical Fruit Blend because of potential Hepatitis A contamination.
This recalls comes during an ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak, that has led to the recall of strawberries sold at Costco.
- Trader Joe’s Organic Tropical Fruit Blend (SKU# 51191)
- BEST BY dates of 04/25/24, 05/12/24, 05/23/24, 05/30/24, and 06/07/24
According to the company’s recall, as of the posting of this recall, no illnesses have been reported and all potentially affected product has been removed from sale and destroyed.
The company urges those who have purchased any Organic Tropical Fruit Blend to not eat it and to discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund.
[HEADLINE HEALTH cautions against consuming any type of fruit that you can’t peel or wash; buy whole fruits and prepare them yourself instead of taking changes with pre-cut fruit and pre-made fruit salads.]
About hepatitis A
Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from exposure to the Hepatitis A virus, including from food. It can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious illness lasting several months.
Illness generally occurs within 15 to 50 days of exposure and includes fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, abnormal liver tests, dark urine and pale stool.
In rare cases, particularly consumers who have a pre-existing severe illness or are immune compromised, Hepatitis A infection can progress to liver failure.
Illness occurs within 15 to 50 days of exposure and includes fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, abnormal liver tests, dark urine and pale stool. Hepatitis A vaccination can prevent illness if given within two weeks of exposure to a contaminated food.
Persons who may have consumed affected product should consult with their health care professional or local health department to determine if a vaccination is appropriate, and consumers with symptoms of Hepatitis A should contact their health care professionals or the local health department immediately.
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