Grocery chain recalls frozen berries over hepatitis A concerns

Frozen berry recall at Fry’s stores due to possible Hep A contamination

Frozen berry recall at Fry’s stores due to possible Hep A contamination

The products in question include two sizes of Kroger's Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (48 ounce and 16 ounce) and one size of its Private Selection Frozen Blackberries (16 ounce). This contamination was discovered by the FDA as a part of an ongoing frozen berry sampling assignment.

Kroger has announced a recall of a variety of frozen berry products over possible hepatitis A contamination.

The FDA said no customers have reported getting sick.

However, Kroger's recall notice on the FDA website says all of the company's grocery chains received the recalled frozen berries.

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'Persons who may have consumed affected product should consult with their health care professional or local health department to determine if a vaccination is appropriate, and consumers with symptoms of Hepatitis A should contact their health care professionals or the local health department immediately, ' it continues.

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver disease spread through contaminated food or water that causes fatigue, nausea and abdominal pain. "However, when symptoms occur, they can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months", the FDA said.

This June 15, 2017, file photo, shows Kroger grocery store shopping carts with the store's name in Flowood, Miss.

Kroger has removed the recalled items from store shelves and started its customer recall notification system, according to the FDA alert. According to the release, customers who purchased them can return them to the store for a full refund or replacement.

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