Frozen berries sold at Aldi recalled for possible Hepatitis A contamination
Wawona Frozen Foods has recalled frozen berries sold at Aldi and Raley’s Family of Fine Stores because the products might be contaminated with Hepatitis A.
The company announced the voluntary recall this week for frozen berries imported from Chile.
Recalled items include: 12-ounce bags of Season’s Choice raspberries with 2021 best-by dates of June 10, Aug. 1 and Aug. 23; 16-ounce bags of Season’s Choice Berry Medley containing raspberries with 2021 best-by dates of July 17, July 20 and July 22; 12-ounce bags of Raley’s Fresh Frozen Red Raspberries with 2021 best-by dates of June 5 and Aug. 1.
Wawona said it is cooperating with the retail stores and with federal health officials in the recall.
The company said there have been no reported illnesses associated with the products.
It advised those who have purchased the berries to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.
Consumers with questions can visit wawona.com or call 866-913-0667.
Hepatitis A is a contagious virus that can cause liver disease. An infection can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe one lasting several months. In rare cases, particularly for those who have a previous severe illness or a compromised immune system, it can progress to liver failure.
Illness usually occurs within 15 to 50 days after eating or drinking contaminated food or water.
Symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, jaundice, dark urine or pale stool. In some instances, particularly in children younger than 6, symptoms may not be present.
Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, [email protected] or via Twitter .