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Frozen Fruit Recalled for Hepatitis A Risk at Costco, HEB, Walmart

Frozen Fruit Recalled for Hepatitis A Risk at Costco, HEB, Walmart

June 15, 2023 — Frozen strawberries and frozen fruit mixes that were sold at Costco, HEB and Walmart have been recalled due to a risk of Hepatitis A.

Willamette Valley Fruit Co. recalled a variety of Rader Farms® and Great Value® products because they contain frozen strawberries that were grown in Mexico and potentially contaminated with Hepatitis A.

The recalled products include Walmart’s store-brand Great Value® Sliced Strawberries, Great Value® Mixed Fruit, and Great Value® Antioxidant Blend that were sold from January 24 to June 8, 2023. These products were distributed to stores in dozens of states.

Costco recalled Rader Farms® Organic Fresh Start Smoothie Blend that was sold from October 3, 2022 through June 8, 2023 in Colorado, Texas, California and Arizona.

HEB recalled Rader Farms® Organic Berry Trio that was only sold in Texas between July 18, 2022 and June 8, 2023.

No illnesses were specifically linked to the recalled products listed above, but fresh and frozen strawberries from Mexico have recently caused at least two outbreaks of Hepatitis A in the U.S.

The most recent outbreak was in March 2023, when frozen strawberries from Mexico caused an outbreak of Hepatitis A that infected at least 9 people in Washington, California, and Oregon.

In May 2022, fresh organic strawberries from Mexico (branded as FreshKampo or HEB) were linked to another outbreak of Hepatitis A that infected at least 18 people in multiple states.

Hepatitis A is a virus that can cause a contagious liver disease. Mild cases may last a few weeks, but severe cases can persist for months and progress to liver failure or death.

The symptoms of a Hepatitis A infection typically appear within 15 to 50 days of eating contaminated food, and include fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, abnormal liver tests, dark urine and pale stool.

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The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Hepatitis A induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with Hepatitis A after eating frozen strawberries or frozen fruit, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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