These delights have tested positive for Hepatitis A, likely not on your grocery list.
On June 7th, The Kroger Co. announced a recall of it’s Frozen Triple Berry Medley, sold under the brand name Private Selection. Both 48 oz and 16 oz versions of the product were taken out of circulation due to a concern that the product could contain Hepatitis A.
According to Kroger, no customers have reported falling ill, but some of their frozen berries tested by the FDA were found to be contaminated with the illness.
What is Hep. A?
Hepatitis A is a food borne virus that can damage your liver. It’s highly contagious, and mild forms of the sickness don’t require treatment.
Thankfully most people who catch it recover from it, without any lasting liver damage.
Not everyone who contracts Hepatitis A shows symptoms, but the Mayo Clinic states these can include:
- Sudden nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal pain or discomfort, especially on the upper right side beneath your lower ribs (by your liver)
- Clay-colored bowel movements
- Loss of appetite
- Low-grade fever
- Dark urine
- Joint pain
- Yellowing of the skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)
- Intense itching
Names, Best-By Dates and Codes
These berries are the guilty ones:
- PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN TRIPLE BERRY MEDLEY, 48 OZ (BEST BY: 07-07-20; UPC: 0001111079120);
- PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN TRIPLE BERRY MEDLEY, 16 OZ (BEST BY: 06-19-20; UPC: 0001111087808);
- PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN BLACKBERRIES, 16 OZ (BEST BY: 06-19-20, 07-02-20; UPC: 0001111087809)
If you have these berries in your freezer, return them for a refund, and don’t eat them.