Costco Sliced Fruit Packs Recalled For Possible Not-Yummy Salmonella Flavoring

Check the Best Before info on the outside of the case. If it reads "FEB142015 - MAR112015," then you should return it to the store for a full refund.

Check the Best Before info on the outside of the case. If it reads “FEB142015 – MAR112015,” then you should return it to the store for a full refund.

The FDA and the Oregon-based company that produces Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit packages for Costco have issued a recall of nearly 60,000 cases of the product because the last thing you want with your freeze-dried fruit is Salmonella poisoning.

According to the recall notice, the company began recalling the product from stores last week and attempts are being made to notify, by phone and mail, Costco members who purchased the product.

Cases of the potentially contaminated fruit slices were distributed to Costco stores in: 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.

The FDA says it knows of no illnesses resulting from the possible Salmonella contamination and that

Any of the fruit slices currently on store shelves should be from unaffected batches and safe for consumption. However, out of caution, we recommend that you check the “Best Before” date on the upper left corner of the front panel of the case. Recalled cases have the Best Before Date that reads FEB142015 – MAR112015.

Consumers who have purchased Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit with that Best Before Date on the case should return the product to Costco for a full refund.

Customers with questions may contact Oregon Freeze Dry at recall@ofd.com. or 1-888-641-2933 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time).

This is the latest in not-good food news for Costco. Last summer, an outbreak of hepatitis was linked to a frozen berry mix sold at the wholesale club. Then in October, cooked rotisserie chickens sold at Costco were recalled for possible Salmonella contamination.