California Splendor Inc Frozen Strawberries Recall
On March 16, 2023, California Splendor, Inc., recalled certain lots of 4-lb. bags of Kirkland Signature Frozen Organic Strawberries due to potential Hepatitis A contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced.
The California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division strongly recommends that food program operators take precautions to ensure these products are not served or consumed and instead are disposed of or returned to the place of purchase per the manufacturer's instructions.
Please note that per the FDA, these products are not U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food items.
The following information is directly from the FDA:
California Splendor, Inc. of San Diego, California is recalling certain lots of 4-lb. bags of Kirkland Signature Frozen Organic Strawberries that were sold at Costco stores in Los Angeles, Hawaii and two San Diego business centers, due to an outbreak of Hepatitis A illnesses. Although, Hepatitis A has not been detected on this product, out of an abundance of caution, consumers should stop consuming the food and return it to their local Costco store for a refund.
Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from exposure to the Hepatitis A virus, including from food. It can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious illness lasting several months. Illness generally occurs within 15 to 50 days of exposure and includes fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, abnormal liver tests, dark urine and pale stool. In rare cases, particularly consumers who have a pre-existing severe illness or are immune compromised, 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 tests, dark urine and pale stool. Hepatitis A vaccination can prevent illness if given within two weeks of exposure to a contaminated food. Persons who may have consumed affected product should consult with their health care professional or local health department to determine if a vaccination is appropriate, and consumers with symptoms of Hepatitis A should contact their health care professionals or the local health department immediately.
The lots subject to this recall are as follows:
For further information on this recall, please visit the FDA Safety Alert web page .
Consumers or program operators with questions about the frozen strawberry recall can contact California Splendor, Inc.’s customer service via email at email@example.com.
If you have any other questions regarding this subject, please contact Jeremy Partsch, Office Technician, by phone at 916-322-3005 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.