Frozen Raspberries Recalled Over Hepatitis A

Exportadora Compramar, a Chilean fruit exporter, is voluntarily recalling 1,260 cases of frozen raspberries sold under the James Farm brand due to possible hepatitis A contamination.

Hepatitis A was detected during the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing, according to the agency.

The recalled frozen raspberries are packaged in 10 lb cartons and sold through Restaurant Depot and Jetro stores located in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware.

The FDA's notice affects the products with the "Best if used by "date of June 14th, 2024, and with UPC code 76069501010, which is found on the top of the carton.

The lot code of affected products is CO 22-165 and is found on the bottom of the carton.

"No other retail packages of frozen raspberry products are included in this voluntary recall. Consumers who have purchased the above products should not consume them and should either discard them or return them to point of sale / place of purchase for a full refund," the FDA's notice says.

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from exposure to the Hepatitis A virus, including from food. It can also spread through close personal contact with an infected person.

Illness generally occurs within 15 to 50 days of exposure and may last from a few weeks to several months.

The symptoms of hepatitis A may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Jaundice
  • Abnormal liver test
  • Dark urine
  • Pale stool

Hepatitis A may be prevented with vaccination if given within two weeks of exposure.

If you consumed affected products or are experiencing hepatitis A symptoms, contact your health care provider.


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