Food Safety Update

September 2021

Our commitment is to ensure that we always provide consumers with the freshest, most flavorful, and completely safe berries. That is why on September 15, 2021, Driscoll’s initiated a recall on 6-ounce and one-pint clamshells of conventional blueberries that originated from a single independent grower, from one isolated field in Peru. Food Safety is a critical component on delivering on our mission of delight.

In accordance with our value of trustworthiness we are proactively handling this event as a Class II Recall and have informed and are cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

In order to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information, we’ve activated dedicated services for any questions and concerns:

Call: 847-457-1383
E-Mail: Driscolls7172@sedgwick.com

Product Recall Information:

  • Driscoll’s has initiated a recall on 6-ounce and one-pint clamshells of conventional (not organic) blueberries that originated from a single independent grower, from one isolated field in Peru.
  • The possible dates when the berries were available for purchase include September 9th-16th.
  • Product received from this grower was found to include a few small metal spheres, about 2.45 mm diameter. Pellets are not sharp and are not a choking hazard.
  • No illnesses or injuries have been reported to date in the U.S., Canada and Middle East.
  • Other Driscoll’s blueberries from Peru or from any other growing regions are not affected by this incident.
  • Consumers may return the impacted blueberries to the place of purchase or dispose of the product. Specific questions should be directed to the above contact.

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.