Kroger recalls frozen berries over “possible Hepatitis A contamination”
Packages of Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley in the 16 oz and 48 oz varieties have been recalled by The Kroger Co due to a “possible Hepatitis A contamination.” The berries were manufactured by Townsend Farms. The recall comes on the heels of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s test that found a sample to be contaminated with Hep A.
Hepatitis A is a virus that can lead to a contagious liver disease. Those exposed to Hepatitis A generally experience symptoms within the first 15-50 days. Exposure symptoms include but are not limited to: fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, abnormal liver tests, dark urine and pale stool. There is a Hep A vaccine that can be administered provided it’s done so “within two weeks of exposure to a contaminated food.”
Recalled Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley Varieties:
- PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN TRIPLE BERRY MEDLEY, 48 OZ (BEST BY: 07-07-20; UPC: 0001111079120);
- PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN TRIPLE BERRY MEDLEY, 16 OZ (BEST BY: 06-19-20; UPC: 0001111087808);
- PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN BLACKBERRIES, 16 OZ (BEST BY: 06-19-20, 07-02-20; UPC: 0001111087809)
As of the time of the recall, no illnesses have been reported. Kroger has removed the items from their stores, and begun to contact customers they believe may have purchased the berries. Customers that purchased the recalled berries should NOT consume them, and can return their purchase to Kroger stores for a refund or replacement.
To read Kroger’s FDA recall in its entirety, click here: https://bit.ly/2F1J9bB