Food Safety Update

October 2021

Our commitment is to ensure that we always provide consumers with the freshest, most flavorful, and completely safe berries.

We have become aware of an outdated recall notice published by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and further circulated by FoodTrack on October 28th, 2021, that implies this is a recent and active recall. We have notified both agencies that the information is outdated. We are requesting CFIA and FoodTrack to rescind or modify the October 28th, 2021, notice with accurate information.

The recall was completed in September 2021. Below are the details:

  • The date of the October 28th, 2021, CFIA/FoodTrack notice implies that this is a new recall; however, this refers to an outdated recall that was initiated with FDA on September 16, 2021.
  • The September 16, 2021, recall was for the potential presence of small metallic spheres < / = 2.45 mm in fruit from a grower in Peru. 
  • A small quantity (60 crates) was shipped to Canada by an Italian Produce and was included in the recall.
  • The CFIA was contacted by Driscoll’s on September 18, and by the FDA Recall Coordinator as part of an established protocol between the two Agencies.

To provide the most accurate and up-to-date information, we have activated dedicated services for any questions and concerns beginning on Saturday, October 30th.

Call: 847-457-1383

Driscoll’s rigorous food safety standards apply regardless of where our berries are grown, we are taking this incident seriously. Driscoll’s Global Food Safety Program has been developed through decades of research, consumer feedback and close cooperation with food safety experts as well as state, federal and international regulatory agencies. It is founded on the principles of Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs) established by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and reinforced through education, laboratory assays and annual third party audits.

We appreciate your cooperation and thank you for your continued support.