Popular grocery store Kroger has recalled three varieties of frozen berries after the FDA discovered some of them tested positive for Hepatitis A. The recall was announced on Friday and so far the FDA has no reports of customers getting sick from the contaminated berries.
The recall affects the store’s ‘Private Selection’ brand of frozen blackberries and two different sizes of frozen berry medleys. The contamination was identified through routine testing that is regularly conducted by the FDA of a sample of the berries.
Kroger, which also own’s Ralphs, Fred Dillions, Smith’s and Fred Meyer, said that the berries were distributed to all of its company-owned outlets.
Hepatitis A is a very contagious liver disease that is most often spread through contaminated food or water. Symptoms include fatigue, nausea and abdominal pain and HEP A often clears up on its own after a month or two.
UPC codes for the affected products are: 48 oz triple berry medley, UPC 0001111079120, 16-ounce frozen triple berry medley, UPC 0001111087808, 16-ounce frozen blackberries, UPC 0001111087809.
Customers are urged to dispose of the berries if they have the batches that are contaminated or return them to the store for a full refund or replacement.