Heads up if you buy your frozen berries from Aldi's, the company that supplies the grocer with berries are voluntarily recalling frozen raspberries and berry mixes because of possible hepatitis A contamination, according to Fox 17.
The recall is voluntary due to a positive test result found as part of a government sampling program. Instead, either throw them away or return them to the store for a full refund.
The company did not report the states where it distributed the frozen fruit. A hepatitis A virus infection can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months.
The recalled Aldi's berries include frozen Season's Choice Raspberries sold in 12-ounce bags with a best by date of June 10, 2021, August 1, 2021, and August 23, 20201. "Product of USA, Chile".
Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said hepatitis A is "usually transmitted person-to-person through the fecal-oral route or consumption of contaminated food or water". In rare instances, it can progress to liver failure.
The recall encompasses raspberries and frozen berry mixes containing raspberries produced by Wawona Frozen Foods. However, in some cases, especially with children under the age of six, a hepatitis A infection may show no symptoms.
Also affected by the recall are Raley's frozen Fresh Frozen Red Raspberries sold in 12-ounce bags with a best by date of June 5, 2021, and a lot code of 20156A04, and a best buy date of August 1, 2021, and a lot code of 20213A06. Consumers who purchased the raspberries can contact Wawona Frozen Foods at 866-913-0667 or visit their website at www.wawona.com.