Several packages of frozen fruit containing strawberries grown in Mexico were voluntarily recalled by the Willamette Valley Fruit Company after it was revealed that the products may be contaminated with the hepatitis A virus.
According to a statement issued by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the fruits were distributed under the brands of Great Value Sliced Strawberries, Great Value Mixed Fruit, and Great Value Antioxidant Blend at Walmart stores and Rader Farms Organic Fresh Start Smoothie Blend at Costco stores.
According to the statement, the states where these products were distributed are: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon , Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming. The lots were sold between October 3, 2022 and June 8, 2023.
At the moment, according to the FDA, no infection with the hepatitis A virus has been reported, which can include symptoms such as fatigue, abdominal pain, atypical liver tests, among others, due to these foods.
The agency urged consumers to verify their purchases and to dispose of the products as soon as possible.
The packages of the withdrawn fruits are the following: