Massive frozen fruit recall includes Walmart, Target, Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Whole Foods

A nationwide recall has been issued for frozen fruit packages that may contain pineapple contaminated with listeria.

The products were sold at stores across the U.S. at popular grocery chains including Walmart, Whole Foods, Target, Trader Joe’s and Aldi, as well as independent grocery stores, according to the recall notice posted on the FDA’s website.

The recall by Sunrise Growers Inc., the manufacturer of the frozen goods, is voluntary, but the company urges consumers to check their freezers for any affected products.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said some of the frozen pineapple included in the recalled packages was provided by a third-party supplier and may have been contaminated with the bacteria.

The following products are included in the recall, sorted by what grocery store they were sold at:

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
Independent Grocery Stores: 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
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The bacteria, Listeria monocytogenes, has been linked to serious and sometimes fatal infections in young or elderly people or others with weakened immune systems. The infections can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

Symptoms include high fever, headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall, but consumers are being advised to not consume any fruit affected by the recall and to either throw it out or return it to the store for a refund.

The recall comes as federal regulators are already urging consumers to check their freezers in a separate recall for frozen fruit containing strawberries, which may have been contaminated with hepatitis A.

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