Due to the risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, Inventure Foods, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona, issued a precautionary recall of the following RADER FARMS® brand products:

  • Fresh Start Smoothie Blend
  • Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion
  • Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion.

Listeria Found on Spinach and Kale Ingredients

The recalled RADER FARMS products did not test positive for Listeria monocytogenes.  However, the bacteria was detected on spinach and/or kale ingredients on another lot, which the company placed on hold and did not distribute.  The potentially tainted spinach and kale ingredients used to manufacture the recalled blends were supplied by the same supplier, an outside party.

Recalled Products Sold at Walmart and Costco

The Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion and Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion products are distributed in 35 oz. packages at Walmart in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Fresh Start Smoothie Blend is distributed in 48 oz. (3 lbs.) packages at Costco in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan of Canada.

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

  • Fresh Start Smoothie Blend 48 oz. – Item Number 911885 – UPC 884038851489
    • Lot Codes: 30055A0201, 30055B0220, 30065A0201, 30065B0220, 30075A0201, 30075B0220, 30145B0220,30155A0201, 32794A0201, 32794B0220, 33034B0220, 33044A0201, 33044B0211
      33074A0201, 33074B0220, 33084A0201, 33094A020, 33094B0220, 33154A0201, 33154B0220, 33424A0205, 33424B0220, 33434A0205, 33434B0220, 33554A0220, 33554B0211
  • Fresh Start Smoothie Blend 48 oz – Item Number 911885 – UPC 884038851489
    • Lot Codes: 30075A0201, 30145A0201, 30145B0220, 32674A0201, 32674B0220, 32764A0218, 32684A0201, 32684B0220, 32674B0220, 32764B0211, 32674B0220, 32684A0201
      32684B0220, 32764B0211
  • Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion – 35 oz. – Item Number 552888783 – UPC 884038851533
    • Lot Codes: 32274A0201, 32584A0201, 33644A0220
  • Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion 35oz.-Item Number 552888782 – UPC 884038851540
    • Lot Codes: 33644A0220, 32274A0201, 32284A0201, 32584A0201

To date, Inventure Foods has not had reports of Listeria infections (listeriosis) linked to eating Rader Farms Fresh Start Blends. However, the incubation period for Listeria can be as long as 70 days. This means it can take that long for someone to get sick after eating food contaminated with the bacteria.

You can call 1-888-377-8900 and request a free case evaluation if you or a family member is diagnosed with listeriosis after eating one of the products above. Our Listeria lawyers have won millions for people sickened in food poisoning outbreaks.

Sickened by Another Inventure Foods Product?

Inventure Foods (also referred to as Venture Foods) owns and licenses the following brand names:

  • Boulder Canyon Foods TM
  • Jamba ®
  • Seattle’s Best Coffee ®
  • Rader Farms ®
  • TGI Fridays Tm
  • Nathan’s Famous ®
  • Vidalia Brands®
  • Poore Brothers ®
  • Tato Skins ®
  • Willamette Valley Fruit Company TM
  • Fresh Frozen TM
  • Bob’s Texas Style ®.

Venture Foods has manufacturing facilities in Arizona, Indiana, Washington, Oregon and Georgia.

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