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Food Recall: Costco Real Sliced Fruit, Possible Salmonella

In a nutshell: This product is freeze-dried snack in pouches.

Costco food recall - possible salmonella
Costco food recall – possible salmonella

– Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc. of Albany, OR has voluntarily recalled 59,780
cases of Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit, produced exclusively for
Costco Wholesale Stores.
In cooperation with Costco, the company issued
the recall after determining the product has the potential to be
contaminated with Salmonella.

Precautionary recall measures began on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Consumers who may have purchased the product were contacted by phone and US. Mail, and a letter
regarding the voluntary recall was posted on the Costco website. Furthermore, the affected product was removed from Costco floors. No confirmed cases of Salmonella poisoning from consumption of this product have been reported at this time, Any Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit that is currently available for purchase has been rigorously tested and is safe for consumption. No other products made by Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc. are affected.

Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit is sold in a red and white case containing 20 pouches of freeze-dried snacks. Consumers who have purchased Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit with the following “Best Before Dates,” listed on the upper left corner of the front panel of the case, are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Best Before Date: FEB 14 2015 – MAR 11 2015 (which reads FEB142015 – MAR112015)

Customers with questions may contact the company at recall@ofd.com. or 1-888-641-2933 (this line is staffed Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time).

of the potentially contaminated Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit were distributed to Costco Wholesale stores in the following locations:
Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico.

Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc. is issuing the recall as a proactive safety precaution. Salmonella, is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened
immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

in Albany, OR, Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc. is the largest diversified food freeze dryer in the world, with the ability to freeze dry over 400 different food and pharmaceutical products. With over 50 years of experience, Oregon Freeze Dry has served the US military in every theater of combat since 1967, had its food on every Apollo mission, and
fed explorers and adventurers in the most demanding environments in the world. Oregon Freeze Dry is committed to strict quality control, with experience processing under SQF (Level 2) and a variety of regulatory requirements, including USDA and FDA.

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