What Food Has Been Recalled?
We expect the products that we buy and consume to be safe for our use and consumption. Unfortunately, products sometimes occur with the products we buy. When problems occur that pose potential health or safety issues, it is common for the company that makes or produces the product to issue a recall to help inform consumers about the potential health or safety hazard. Recently, a recall has been issued for a common food product.
The frozen food company, Wawona Frozen Foods, has recently issued a voluntary recall for some packages of their frozen berries. The berries affected by the recall are packages of frozen raspberries and berry mixes. The frozen berries were sold either under the Aldi brand label or the Raley’s brand label.
The recall comes after a test from a government sampling program, which resulted in a positive test result for hepatitis A. Following the positive test result, the company voluntarily recalled the berries due to the possible hepatitis A contamination. The most common way to get hepatitis A is from contaminated food. Symptoms of hepatitis A include fatigue, sudden nausea and vomiting, stomach pain or discomfort and loss of appetite. Mild cases of hepatitis A usually do not require medical treatment.
No illness have been reported or associated with the frozen raspberry and mixed berry recall. Consumers who have packages of the berries in their freezer should not consume them. Consumers who have packages of the berries should either throw out the package or they can return them to the store for a full refund of the purchase price.