Trader Joe’s fruit product recalled due to hepatitis A risk

Trader Joe's fruit product recalled due to hepatitis A risk

(KRON) – A Trader Joe’s fruit product has been recalled due to hepatitis concerns, the company said in an email to customers. Trader Joe’s Organic Tropical Fruit Mix with “best before” dates of 04/25/24, 05/12/24, 05/23/24, 05/30/24 and 06/07/24 may be potentially contaminated with hepatitis A. .

Package of Organic Tropical Fruits (Trader Joe’s)

Trader Joe’s said all of that product and those potentially affected have been pulled from shelves and “destroyed.” According to the company, there were no new cases of the disease as of Thursday.

Those who have purchased any Trader Joe’s Organic Tropical Fruit Blend products are advised not to eat them. According to the email, customers are encouraged to throw away the product or return it to Trader Joe’s for a full refund.

The product has article number 51191.

Hepatitis A, which usually occurs 15 to 50 days after consuming contaminated food or drink, is a contagious virus that can lead to liver disease. According to the FDA, mild cases can last several weeks and severe cases can last several months. In people with pre-existing conditions or a weakened immune system, hepatitis A can progress to liver failure and death. However, in most cases, the FDA says people usually make a full recovery within one to two weeks.

Nexstar’s Julianna Russ and Addy Bink contributed to this report.

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