There's an International Recall on Frozen Fruit Bars Due to Salmonella Risk

Check your freezer ASAP for this product.

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Reviewed by Dietitian Emily Lachtrupp, M.S., RD

There’s an active recall on frozen fruit bars impacting the U.S. and Europe, according to the Food and Drug Administration. This is due to a possible Salmonella contamination.

The Helados Mexico branded variety pack of mini ice cream fruit bars are affected by this recall as the mango flavor could potentially be contaminated, putting consumers at risk. The impacted packages display a “best by” date of “10/11/2025” and were sold at retail stores in the following states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia. They were also distributed in Washington, D.C., and at certain locations in Europe.

Check your freezer and if you have the recalled product on hand, dispose of it immediately. While there are no illnesses linked to this recall, Salmonella infection can be serious for young children, those 65 and older and immunocompromised individuals. Common symptoms of Salmonella infection include stomach cramps, fever and diarrhea, and these symptoms can last from four to seven days. If you’re experiencing illness after eating one of these frozen fruit bars, contact your health care provider immediately.

Those with questions pertaining to this recall may contact the company at 909-563-3090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, Monday to Friday.

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