'Real Sliced Fruit ' sold at Costco recalled for possible salmonella
59,780 cases of Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit recalled
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Costco is pulling a popular dried fruit snack off store shelves because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.
Oregon Freeze Dry the company that makes the snacks has voluntarily recalled 59,780 cases of Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit.
Precautionary recall measures began on Saturday, March 8. 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.
There have been no confirmed cases of Salmonella poisoning at this time. 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)
Cases of the potentially contaminated product 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.
Customers with questions may contact the company at firstname.lastname@example.org. or 1-888-641-2933 (this line is staffed Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time).
No other products made by Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc. are affected.