Kroger, Costco, and other grocery stores have recalled frozen berries and blackberries after a bag tested positive for Hepatitis A.
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Costco Recalls Frozen Berry Blend
Costco has announced a recall for Kirkland Signature Three Berry Blend (4-lb bag) with “Best By” dates between February 16, 2020, and May 4, 2020 because frozen blackberries may be contaminated with Hepatitis A. No illnesses have been reported. The product was only sold at Costco stores in San Diego and Los Angeles, California and Hawaii.
Frozen Berry Recall for Hepatitis A Risk
June 2019 — Kroger and more than a dozen other grocery stores have recalled Private Selection® Triple Berry Medley and Frozen Blackberries.
What is the Problem?
No illnesses have been reported to date. However, FDA tests on a bag of frozen berries were positive for Hepatitis A contamination.
What Frozen Berries Were Recalled?
The recall involves the following frozen berry items, which were sold nationwide:
- Private Selection® Frozen Triple Berry Medley (48-ounces) — BEST BY: 07-07-20; UPC: 0001111079120
- Private Selection® Frozen Triple Berry Medley (16-ounces) — BEST BY: 06-19-20; UPC: 0001111087808
- Private Selection® Frozen Blackberries (16-ounces) — BEST BY: 06-19-20, 07-02-20; UPC: 0001111087809
They were sold at many grocery stores, including Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, Foods Co, Dillons, Smith’s, King Soopers, Fry’s, QFC, City Market, Owen’s, Jay C, Pay Less, Baker’s, Gerbes, Harris Teeter, Pick ‘n Save, Copps, Metro Market, and Mariano’s.
Townsend Farms Berry Hepatitis A Outbreak
In the recall notice, Kroger said the recalled frozen berries were “manufactured” by Townsend Farms — the same company that recalled frozen berries after a 10-state Hepatitis A outbreak in 2013 that sickened at least 165 people.
Food Poisoning with Hepatitis A
The Hepatitis A virus infects the liver and causes a contagious disease. The infection can be a mild illness that lasts a few weeks, or a serious illness with symptoms that last for several months. In very serious cases, patients may suffer from liver failure or death.
Hepatitis A Infection Symptoms
Consumers who ate Kroger’s recalled frozen berries should be vigilant for the symptoms of a Hepatitis A infection for up to 50 days. However, children under 6 years old may show no symptoms at all.
The symptoms of a Hepatitis A infection commonly include:
- Poor appetite
- Stomach pain
- Jaundice (yellowing of skin and whites of the eyes)
- Abnormal liver tests
- Dark urine
- Pale stools
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