Organic Pineapple Recalled Over Listeria Risk

Some of the products were sold under the Trader Joe's brand.

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GRESHAM, Ore. — Scenic Fruit Company is recalling frozen organic pineapple and frozen fruit blends containing organic pineapple because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Recalled products were sold at Trader Joe’s retail stores nationwide and health food stores in California, Illinois, Indiana, Florida, Maryland, Oregon and Texas.

The recall is being initiated in response to Sunrise Growers Inc.’s recall due to the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes. To date, there have been no illnesses associated with this voluntary recall.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

All inventories of the affected lot should be removed from sale. Consumers should not consume the recalled products. Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to destroy or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at [email protected].

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