Costco Recalls Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit

The snack may be contaminated with Salmonella

By Lavya Yalamanchi
|  Friday, Mar 14, 2014  |  Updated 2:00 PM EDT
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Costco has recalled thousands of cases of Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit because of Salmonella contamination.

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Costco has recalled 59,780 cases of Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit from shelves after the company behind the product, Oregon Freeze Dry Inc., determined that it could be contaminated with Salmonella.

Customers who could have purchased the sliced fruit were contacted by phone or mail and news of the recall was posted on the Costco website. The remaining Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit has been tested and is safe for consumers, according to Food Safety News. No illnesses related to the sliced fruit have been reported, but Food Safety News warned that it is too early to tell.

 
Consumers who purchased the product with “best before” dates of February 14, 2015 to March 11, 2015 are encouraged to return the product to Costco for a refund.
 
Salmonella can cause infections in young children, the elderly and people with sensitive immune systems. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Some people could develop Reiter’s syndrome, a disease that can lead to chronic arthritis.
 
Those with questions or concerns can call 1-888-641-2933 or email recall@ofd.com

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