Aldi's recalls frozen berries for possible Hepatitis A contamination
Bags of frozen raspberries and mixed berries are being recalled for a possible contamination of Hepatitis A.
The berries were sold at Aldi and Raley's Supermarket (a California/Nevada supermarket chain).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describe Hepatitis A as a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is usually transmitted person-to-person through the fecal-oral route or consumption of contaminated food or water.
Consumer Reports says that Aldi's has removed the berries from its stores in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
The Food and Drug Administrations says that the recall covers 12 oz. bags of raspberries and 16 oz.bags of mixed berries. The expiration dates for all of the products is marked as the summer of 2021.
The bags were sold as:
- 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
If you've bought these products, you should not consume them. The DFA says you 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 their website at www.wawona.com.