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Bags of frozen fruit recalled due to possible listeria contamination

Frozen fruit recalled over listeria contamination
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Plastic bags of frozen fruit have been recalled due to a possible listeria contamination. The FDA announced a voluntary recall of several products like 16 oz. Great Value frozen fruit bags, which are sold at Walmart in at least 30 states.

The Whole Foods brand 365 Organic has also been impacted and bags of 365 Organic tropical fruit medley, pineapple chunks, organic whole strawberries, organic slice strawberries and organic blackberries and bananas are being recalled.

Sunrise Growers Inc., a subsidiary of SunOpta Inc., issued the voluntary recall of these products because fruits provided by a third-party supplier may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause nausea, diarrhea, fever and other symptoms that last a short term for people who are healthy. 

These infections, however, can be deadly for people with weakened immune systems or young children and the elderly. A listeria infection could also cause pregnant women to miscarry. 

The FDA urges people who are concerned about a listeria infection to contact a doctor. As of Wednesday, there were no recorded illnesses caused by this possible listeria recall.

Several products, including bags of fruit sold at Walmart and Whole Foods, are included in the recall. FDA

The recall includes bags of Great Value fruit mix, dark sweet cherries, and mango chunks sold at Walmart. 

Frozen fruit bags from the brand Good & Gather that are sold at Target are also being recalled, as are bags of Season's Choice tropical blend, sold at Aldi, Best Choice pitted red tart cherries, sold at AWG, and Trader Joe's Organic Tropical Fruit Blend distributed in some states. 

For specific product information, distribution dates and sale locations, check the FDA website. 

Earlier this month, the FDA announced it was expanding a recall of frozen strawberries as the agency investigated hepatitis A infections linked to frozen organic strawberries imported from Baja California, Mexico. Those products were sold at Walmart, HEB and Costco. For more information on that recall, which began in February, visit the FDA website.

This story has been updated with the correction that Good & Gather is sold at Target stores.

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