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RECALL Alert 11-04-2016

Subject: FW: ICAPP Voluntary Recall of Frozen Strawberries

Please be aware of the following commercial recall.

Top Line: Frozen strawberries from Egypt have been linked to illnesses and hospitalizations across 9 states in the US resulting in a product recall. As this is imported product, it is highly unlikely that USDA Foods are involved. Distribution information is not available at this time; however, FDA has reports that schools in California may have purchased the product through commercial channels. USDA FNS continues to work with its partners at HHS FDA and USDA AMS to verify that no USDA Foods are involved.

Background: On 10/30/2016, the International Company for Agricultural Production & Processing (ICAPP) voluntary recalled certain lots of its frozen strawberries in response to an investigation of an outbreak of Hepatitis A.

The recalled products were all distributed for sale to and use in food service establishments nationwide -- not for use in food products offered for retail sale to consumers. ICAPP is working closely with all of the U.S. distributors of this product to ensure that this recall is effective. Schools may have purchased affected products through commercial channels from distributors, including Sysco, and are advised to contact their distributors with questions or concerns about potentially affected product.

More information about Hepatitis A can be found at

Last Updated: 11-4-2016


NCDA&CS Food Distribution Division, Walter G. Beal, Director
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 659, Butner, North Carolina 27509-0659
Physical Address: 1015 Food Distribution Drive (Formerly 2582 West Lyon Station Road)
Creedmoor, North Carolina 27522
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