There has not been any reports of salmonella to date. However the potential risk of salmonella should be taken very seriously. Please do not consume this product.
DATES TO WATCH FOR: “Best Before” date between Feb. 14, 2015 and March 11, 2015
Due to potential salmonella contamination, Costco has recalled approximately 60,000 cases of Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit. The manufacturer is Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc. The boxes are red and white and include 20 individual packages of sliced fruit that is freeze dried. This recall is voluntary and so far no cases of salmonella have been reported but all consumers should be aware to avoid the potential for sickness.
The Costco Wholesale stores affected include 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.
Costco is no stranger to foodborne illness cases of late including hepatitis from frozen berries and salmonella from rotisserie chicken last year.