Date of company announcement:
FDA release date:
Product type:
Food and drinks

Reason for advertising:
Recall Reason Description
Hepatitis A
Company name:
Scenic Fruit Company
Brand Name:
brand names)

Simply Nature, Vital Choice and others

Product description:
Product description

Frozen organic strawberries and fruit mix

Company announcement

‘The company has issued a correction to the previous announcement’.

March 17, 2023 This press release has been updated to include the states in which Aldi sold Simply Nature Frozen Organic Strawberries.

Scenic Fruit Company in Gresham, Oregon is recalling frozen organic strawberries sold at Costco, Aldi, KeHE, Vital Choice Seafood, PCC Community Markets and frozen organic tropical blends sold at Trader Joe’s due to an outbreak of hepatitis A illnesses.

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease caused by exposure to the hepatitis A virus, including from food. It can vary from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. In rare cases, especially consumers who have a pre-existing serious illness or are immunocompromised, 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 function tests, dark urine, and pale stools. Hepatitis A vaccination can prevent disease if given within two weeks of exposure to a contaminated food. Persons who may have consumed the affected product should consult with their health care professional or local health department to determine if vaccination is appropriate, and consumers with symptoms of hepatitis A should contact their health care professional or local health department immediately.

The following products are subject to this recall. The lot codes and best by date can be found on the back of each bag (see attached images below):

Brand name product name Net weight. UPC Best by dates
Best if use by dates
Best before date
Distributed in states
Simply Nature Organic strawberries 24 oz. 4099100256222 14-06-2024 arizona,
Illinois, Iowa,
Missouri, North
Dakota, South
Dakota, Ohio,
Vital choice Organic strawberries 16 oz. 834297005024 20/5/2024 Washington
Kirkland signature Organic strawberries 4 lbs. 96619140404 8/10/2024 Alaska, Idaho, Montana,
Oregon, Utah, Washington.
Made with Organic strawberries 10 oz. 814343021390 20/11/2024 Illinois, Maryland
PCC community
Organic strawberries 32 oz. 22827109469 29/10/2024 Washington
Trader Joe’s Organic tropical fruit
Blend pineapple,
Bananas, strawberries and
16 oz 00511919 25/04/24

Although hepatitis A has not been detected on this product, out of an abundance of caution, consumers should stop consuming the product and return it to their local store for a refund. The company has stopped the production and distribution of the product since the FDA, and the company continues their investigation into what caused the problem.

All stocks of the affected lot should be removed from sale. Consumers who purchased the products are encouraged to destroy or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at

The company’s contact information