We expect the products and foods we buy to be safe for our use and consumption. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and sometimes the products or foods can cause potential health or safety hazards. When a potential health or safety hazard is discovered, it is common for the company to issue a recall for the product to help keep consumers safe. Recently, the grocery store chain, Kroger, has issued a recall for some frozen berries that they sold.
The recall comes after the discovery that some of the packs of berries may be contaminated with Hepatitis A. Hepatitis A is an infection that spreads from contamination in food or water or by contact with someone else who has the infection. Hepatitis A can cause fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite and low-grade fever. Typically, the infection lasts for one to two months and then clears up on its own.
The berries that are potentially included in the recall include:
The recall came after the FDA tested some of the berries. The results of the test showed that the berries were contaminated with Hepatitis A. After the results came back, Kroger issued the recall. Kroger has also removed all of the products from the store shelves and has tried to contact consumers who may have purchased the berries. Consumers who have purchased any of the packages of berries in the recall should not consume them and should return them to the store where they will be issued a full refund for the products.