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Kroger brand frozen berries recalled over Hepatitis A concerns

Kroger brand frozen berries recalled over Hepatitis A concerns

The FDA informed Kroger of the contamination after a sample of the Private Selection was tested and was found to be contaminated.

Grocery chain Kroger is recalling Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (48 oz), Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (16 oz), and Private Selection Frozen Blackberries (16 oz) manufactured by Townsend Farms due to possible Hepatitis A contamination.

The FDA said no customers have reported getting sick.

The FDA is working with the manufacturer on this matter and is continuing to investigate to determine whether there are other implicated products.

File image of frozen raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. The virus can produce fever, fatigue, nausea, abdominal discomfort, vomiting, diarrhea, and jaundice (the yellowing of the skin and eyes).

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"Hepatitis A virus can result in a liver infection that may be inapparent". It can last a few weeks or several months and can cause liver failure in rare cases. They normally occur within 15 to 50 days of exposure.

In addition to Kroger stores, the berries were distributed to all of the company-owned outlets, including Ralphs, Fred Dillons, Smith's and Fred Meyer, among others.

A Kroger store in a file photo.

Kroger has removed the items from store shelves. According to the release, customers who purchased them can return them to the store for a full refund or replacement.


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