Because of the possibility of Listeria monocytogenes contamination, Scenic Fruit Company of Gresham, is recalling their frozen organic pineapple and frozen fruit blends including organic pineapple.

Consumers are concerned that they have recalled fruit in their homes because the best-by dates extend beyond 2024.

The recall is being conducted in response to the recall issued by Sunrise Growers Inc. due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. Sunrise Growers Inc. recalled several major brands across the country.

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What is Listeria

Listeria is a type of bacteria that can cause a foodborne illness called listeriosis. It is found in soil, water, and certain animals, including poultry and cattle. Listeria monocytogenes is the specific species of Listeria most commonly associated with human infections.

Listeria can contaminate a variety of foods, including raw and processed meats, unpasteurized dairy products, certain soft cheeses, and ready-to-eat foods that are consumed without further cooking or heating. Unlike many other bacteria, Listeria can grow and multiply at refrigeration temperatures, which makes it a concern for food safety.


When individuals consume food contaminated with Listeria, they may develop symptoms of listeriosis. These symptoms can vary and may include fever, muscle aches, nausea, diarrhea, and in severe cases, headaches, confusion, stiff neck, and convulsions. Pregnant women, newborns, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to severe complications from Listeria infection.

Listeriosis can be a serious condition and may require medical treatment, especially for individuals at high risk. If you suspect you have consumed contaminated food or are experiencing symptoms consistent with listeriosis, it is advisable to seek medical attention promptly.

How to prevent Listeria

Prevention of Listeria infection involves practicing good food safety measures. This includes thoroughly cooking raw meats, avoiding unpasteurized dairy products, washing fruits and vegetables, and practicing proper hygiene during food preparation. It is also essential to follow any product recalls or advisories related to potential Listeria contamination.

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Food producers and regulatory agencies closely monitor and address Listeria contamination in the food supply chain to ensure public safety. Regular testing, adherence to proper food handling and processing practices, and maintaining proper sanitation standards are crucial in minimizing the risk of Listeria contamination and subsequent listeriosis infections.