Frozen berries recalled for potential hepatitis A contamination

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Check your freezers: frozen raspberries are being recalled because they may contain traces of the hepatitis A virus.

According to Consumer Reports, the berries were sold under the Aldi and Raley’s supermarket private label brands and were sold in Aldi, Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Foods stores in the following states:

Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and West Virginia.

The berries were produced by Wawona Frozen Foods in Clovis, California. The hepatitis A-positive sample was found during an 18-month testing that’s part of a government sampling program.

The virus is highly contagious and can infect the liver. So far, no illnesses have been reported.

The recalled products include the following:

  • Aldi:
    • Season’s Choice Raspberries (frozen) 12 ounce bags with best-by dates of June 10, 2021, Aug. 1, 2021, and Aug. 23, 2021. The package also says “Product of Chile.” The UPC code is 0 41498 12419 9, and the lot codes are 20161A, 20213A, and 20235A.
    • Season’s Choice Berry Medley (frozen) 16 ounce bags with best-by dates of July 17, 2021, July 20, 2021, and July 22, 2021. The package also says “Product of USA, Chile.” The UPC code is 0 41498 31344 9, and the lot codes are 20198A, 20201A, and 20203A.
  • Raley’s:
    • Raley’s Fresh Frozen Red Raspberries 12 ounce bags with best-by dates of June 5, 2021, and Aug. 1, 2021. The package also says “Product of Chile.” The UPC code is 46567 00754, and the lot codes are 20156A04 and 20213A06.

If you own any of the above products, do not eat them. Instead, return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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