Check Your Freezer: Costco & Kroger Recall Frozen Berries For Hepatitis A Contamination

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You read that right, there is another recall happening… this time at Costco and Kroger. Frozen blackberries, including those in frozen berry mixes, are being recalled for a possible Hepatitis A contamination. The frozen berries are from the brand Townsend Farms, Inc.

The recall includes Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley and Private Selection Frozen Blackberries. Costco Kirkland Signature Three Berry Blend has also been added to the recall list. The recalled products are sold at both Kroger (and their affiliates Ralph’s, Dillon’s, and Harris Teeter) and Costco. Therefore, if you shop at these stores, please check your freezer.

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Look for the recalled product codes in your home

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Frozen berries recalled / Facebook

Reportedly, there have been no illnesses reported from eating these frozen berries, but the FDA and CDC still recommend that you get rid of them immediately. If you have these frozen berries in your home or buy them regularly, look for the following product codes (according to the FDA and CDC):

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FDA Safety Alert / Facebook

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)
Costco Kirkland Signature Three Berry Blend (sold in California and Hawaii)

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Check the recall codes on the white box on the back of the bag:

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Kroger recall / Facebook

FEB1620, (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), (G), or (H)
FEB1820, (A), (B), (C), or (D)
FEB2920, (A), (B), (C), or (D)
MAR0120, (A), (B), (C), or (D)
APR1920, (B), (C), or (D)
APR2020, (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), or (F)
APR2720, (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), (G), or (H)
APR2820, (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), (G), or (H)
MAY0220, (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), (G), or (H)
MAY0420 (H)

Throw the affected products away, and get a refund from the store that you purchased them at as soon as possible. If you have already eaten the berries, talk to your doctor and make sure you are up to date on your Hepatitis A vaccination.

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Three berry blend / Facebook

Hepatitis A is a virus that affects the liver. You may not see symptoms right away after you have been contaminated. Talk to your doctor about the next steps and monitor your health if you have eaten these recalled products, and be aware that the virus can also be spread through personal contact. If you know someone who regularly buys these berries, let them know about this recall!

We had a lot of recalls last year, including beef that had unidentified materials in it! Do you remember that?

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