Inventure Foods Inc. of Phoenix, AZ, is recalling its Rader Farms Fresh Start Smoothie Blend and Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion and Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion blends because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. There are no known illnesses linked to consumption of Rader Farms Fresh Start Blends to date. The recalled blends themselves did not test positive for Listeria monocytogenes, the company stated. However, Listeria monocytogenes was detected on spinach and/or kale ingredients on another lot, which is currently placed on hold. The spinach and kale ingredients used to manufacture the recalled blends were supplied by the same outside party, according to the company. The Fresh Start Smoothie Blend is distributed in 48-oz. (3 lbs.) packages at Costco stores in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington, and in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. The Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion and Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion products are distributed in 35-oz. packages at Walmart stores in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. No other Rader Farms products are impacted by this recall. Consumers who may have these products in their freezer are being advised not to consume them and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The recalled products carry the Rader Farms and Fresh Start logos and are sold in the frozen fruit aisle of the stores. The products being recalled are identified in the table below:

Product Name Retailer Size Item Number UPC Lot Code(s)
Fresh Start Smoothie Blend Costco 48 oz. 911885 884038851489 30055A020130055B022030065A020130065B022030075A020130075B0220 30145B0220 30155A0201 32794A0201 32794B0220 33034B0220 33044A0201 33044B0211 33074A0201 33074B0220 33084A0201 33094A0201 33094B0220 33154A0201 33154B0220 33424A0205 33424B0220 33434A0205 33434B0220 33554A0220 33554B0211
Fresh Start Smoothie Blend Costco Canada 48 oz. 911885 884038851489 30075A020130145A020130145B022032674A020132674B022032764A0218 32684A0201 32684B0220 32674B0220 32764B0211 32674B0220 32684A0201 32684B0220 32764B0211
Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion Walmart 35 oz. 552888783 884038851533 32274A020132584A020133644A0220
Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion Walmart 35 oz. 552888782 884038851540 33644A022032274A020132284A020132584A0201

  Consumers with questions may contact Inventure Foods Customer Service department at 866-890-1004, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST, email or visit Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.