Recall Alert: Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Costco Fruit

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recall alert, Hepatitis A, food safetyCanadian officials have linked an ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak to a frozen organic fruit blend of berries and cherries sold exclusively at Costco stores under brand Nature’s Touch. The company Nature’s Touch is therefore voluntary recalling this “Organic Berry Cherry Blend” because of the outbreak. Canadian health officials are particularly concerned that consumers may have the product, which has a “Best Before” date of March 15, 2018, in their homes. It’s currently not known if the recalled Nature’s Touch frozen organic fruit was distributed in the United States as well. According to a recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA): “Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. Food contaminated with Hepatitis A virus may not look or smell spoiled.” .

The recalled product can be identified by the following label information:

  • Nature’s Touch brand Organic Berry Cherry Blend
  • 1.5 kg (3.3 lb)
  • Best Before dates up to and including 2018 MR 15
  • UPC 8 73668 00179 1

See more info here.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that company Milky Way International Trading Corp. has issued a voluntary recall alert of Nice! Peach Slices and Nice! Mixed Fruit in 8-ounce glass jars out of an abundance of caution due to potential glass in the product. The affected products were distributed to Walgreens stores nationwide.. Consumers could potentially be cut or injured if ingested. To date there has been one complaint on the peaches and no complaints on the mixed fruits. The product has been removed from shelves in Walgreens stores. The voluntary recall is limited to specific production codes as follows. The lot codes are located at the neck of the glass jars.

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