Some frozen berries sold at Aldi's recalled over hepatitis concern
A recall is underway for some frozen berries sold at Aldi stores because they may be contaminated with Hepatitis A.
The Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday that Wawona Frozen Foods is voluntarily recalling packages of frozen raspberries and frozen berry mixes containing raspberries sold at Aldi Grocery Stores and frozen raspberries sold at Raley's Family of Fine Stores.
The frozen raspberries and frozen berry mixes containing raspberries were packaged under the Aldi and Raley's private labels.
The recall is due to a positive test result taken as part of a government sampling program.
There have been no illnesses associated with this voluntary and precautionary recall to date according to a media release from the FDA.
Hepatitis A is a contagious virus that can cause liver disease. A Hepatitis A virus infection can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months.
In rare cases, particularly consumers who have a pre-existing severe illness or are immune-compromised, Hepatitis A infections can progress to liver failure. Illness usually occurs within 15 to 50 days after eating or drinking contaminated food or water.
Symptoms of Hepatitis A infection include fever, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, jaundice, dark urine or pale stool.
In some instances, particularly in children under the age of six, people infected with Hepatitis A may not exhibit symptoms.
Anyone who ate the recalled products should consult their health care provider or local health department to determine if a vaccination is appropriate and consumers with symptoms of Hepatitis A should contact their health providers or the local health department immediately.
The recalled frozen raspberries were packaged and sold in these sizes and with the following accompanying information:
- Season's Choice Raspberries (frozen): 12-ounce bags, "best by" date of June 10, 2021, August 1, 2021, and August 23, 2021. "Product of Chile." UPC Code: 0 41498 12419 9 o Season's Choice Berry Medley (frozen) containing raspberries: 16-ounce bags, "best by" date of July 17, 2021, July 20, 2021, and July 22, 2021. "Product of USA, Chile." UPC Code: 0 41498 31344 9
- Raley's Fresh Frozen Red Raspberries: 12-ounce bags, "best by" date of June 5, 2021 (lot code:20156A04), August 1, 2021 (lot code: 20213A06) "Product of Chile." UPC Code: 46567 00754
The frozen raspberries and frozen berry mixes containing raspberries were distributed throughout stores in Aldi and Raley's Family of Fine store chains.
The recalled frozen raspberries were imported from Chile. No other retail packages of frozen raspberry products are included in this voluntary and precautionary recall.
Anyone who purchased the products should not eat them and should either discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Aldi and Raley customers with questions may contact Wawona Frozen Foods at 866-913-0667 or visit the website at www.wawona.com.
Wawona Frozen Foods says it is fully cooperating with federal health officials as well as Aldi and Raley's to facilitate an efficient and complete recall of the frozen raspberries and frozen berry mixes containing raspberries.