Strawberries in Missouri & Illinois Recalled Due to Hepatitis A
The good news is that reportedly no one has gotten sick because of this yet. The bad news is there is a recall of sliced strawberries in both Missouri and Illinois stores due to possible contamination with Hepatitis A.
The FDA issued this bulletin detailing the strawberry recall that affects Great Value brands in Walmart stores in both Missouri and Illinois along with numerous other states. Here are the products affected by the recall according to the Food and Drug Administration:
- Walmart: Great Value Sliced Strawberries, Great Value Mixed Fruit, and Great Value Antioxidant Blend distributed to select Walmart stores in AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SD, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV, and WY from January 24th, 2023 to June 8th, 2023
Here are the packaging examples shared with the recall of the fruit showing the dates and codes you need to look for.
What do you do if you find that you have these fruit products from Missouri and Illinois Walmart stores?
The FDA provided this solution:
Consumers with further questions may contact Willamette Valley Fruit Co. by calling 800-518-9865 Monday through Friday 8am-5pm PST.
Make sure to check the official FDA bulletin for more details and updates to this widespread recall.