WASHINGTON - Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit sold at Costco is being recalled because it may be contaminated with salmonella.
Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc. is pulling 59,780 cases of the fruit. According to the FDA, consumers who may have purchased the product were contacted by phone and US. Mail, and a letter regarding the voluntary recall has been posted on the Costco website. The fruit has also been removed from Costco stores.
No confirmed cases of salmonella poisoning has been reported at this time. The FDA says 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 "Best Before Dates" of FEB 14 2015 - MAR 11 2015 are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
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, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
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).