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Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver caused by the Hepatitis A virus (HAV).  HAV infections are often asymptomatic but when symptoms occur, infected persons might feel as though they caught the flu. Jaundice is the most common symptom associated with HAV infection. Learn more.

Last updated: December 3, 2022

Diagnosis: Hepatitis A

Exportadora Copramar is recalling 1260 cases of James Farm frozen raspberries due to the potential of the product being contaminated with Hepatitis A. The product is exclusively sold through Restaurant Depot/Jetro locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. There... See More have been no illnesses or adverse reaction reports to date related to this product.

This Notice affects the following product:
1260 cases of James Farms Frozen Raspberries : 2/5 lb. bags per 10 lb carton
"Best if used by " date of June 14th, 2024 .
"Product of Chile."UPC Code: 76069501010, Lot Code - CO 22-165
UPC code is found on the top of the carton with the lot code on the bottom of the carton.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing indicated the presence of Hepatitis A in James Farm branded frozen raspberries identified by UPC Code: 76069501010 and Lot Code - 22-165.

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from exposure to the Hepatitis A virus, including from food. It can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious illness lasting several months. Illness generally occurs within 15 to 50 days of exposure and includes fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, abnormal liver tests, dark urine and pale stool. Hepatitis A vaccination can prevent illness if given within two weeks of exposure to a contaminated food. In rare cases, particularly consumers who have a pre-existing severe illness or are immune compromised, Hepatitis A infection can progress to liver failure. Persons who may have consumed affected product should consult with their health care professional or local health department to determine if a vaccination is appropriate, and consumers with symptoms of Hepatitis A should contact their health care professionals or the local health department immediately.

The recalled frozen raspberries are packaged in foodservice 10 lb James Farm branded cartons.

All inventories of the affected lot have been removed from Restaurant Depot/Jetro locations. Restaurant Depot/Jetro locations are also directly contacting their customers regarding this recall.

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.

In case you experienced Hepatitis A symptoms, it is important to report it. It can help to detect & resolve issues and prevent others from being harmed, and it enables better surveillance.

Company name: Exportadora Compramar
Brand name: James Farms
Product recalled: Frozen Raspberries
Reason of the recall: Hepatitis A
FDA Recall date: December 03, 2022

Source: fda.gov
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Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd is recalling various Pams frozen berry products as a precaution because of a possible link to recent cases of Hepatitis A. The products are being removed from New World, Pak’n Save and Four Square stores nationwide, and from Trents and Raeward Fresh stores... See More in the South Island. The products under recall were identified through the course of New Zealand Food Safety’s ongoing investigation.

The recalled products are:
- Pams Frozen Mixed Berries 500g.
- Pams Frozen Two Berry Mix 1kg.
- Pams Frozen Two Berry Mix 750g.
- Pams Frozen Smoothie Berry Mix 500g.
- Pams Raspberries 500g.
- Pams Raspberries 350g.

The New Zealand Food Safety investigation into the source of the illness continues and existing advice to heat treat all frozen berries remains. There are currently 12 Hepatitis A cases in the community linked to the consumption of frozen berries. 7 of the 12 cases have been hospitalized.

The recalled products contain berries from Serbia and were reported as eaten by most of the people who have become sick. In the meantime, as an additional precaution, other frozen berry importers have decided to place on hold other berries which can be traced back to Serbia while the investigation continues.

People who have these products at home should not eat them raw. Bringing them to the boil will make them safe, or they can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

New Zealand Food Safety’s advice to consumers:
- Briefly boil frozen berries before eating them, or if you have a thermometer at home, ensure cooking temperatures exceed 85 degrees Celsius for 1 minute. Heated berries can be safely refrozen for later use.
- If you microwave berries, you should stir at half-way through the cooking process to make sure they are cooked through. Microwave’s settings will vary, the important thing is to ensure the berries reach boiling.
- Wash your hands before eating and preparing food.

If you are experiencing Hepatitis A symptoms like fever, jaundice, nausea, clay-colored stool, dark urine, malaise, abdominal discomfort, or vomiting, it is important to report it. It can help to detect and resolve outbreaks early and prevent others from being harmed, and it enables better surveillance. If symptoms persist, seek medical care.

Source: mpi.govt.nz
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The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control announced that clusters and outbreaks of hepatitis A virus (HAV) genotype IB with four unique but closely related HAV sequences have been reported in six European Union (EU) countries and in the United Kingdom (UK).

As of 29 September... See More 2022, 303 cases with identical or closely related HAV strains have been identified in Austria (7), Germany (8), Hungary (161), the Netherlands (8), Slovenia (35), Sweden (8), and the UK (76). Currently, available epidemiological and microbiological data suggest that human-to-human transmission has occurred, and possibly also transmission through contaminated food.

On 15 February 2022, Hungary reported an outbreak of HAV genotype IB with the disease onset of the first case in early December 2021. To date, 161 cases (139 males, 22 females) have been confirmed with this strain in the National Hepatitis Reference Laboratory in Hungary. The weekly number of reported hepatitis A cases have been declining since June 2022. In July 2022, a foodborne outbreak was suspected with a link to a restaurant in Hungary, where 16 people fell ill with HAV IB infection. Some of the patients reported consuming cold soup made with frozen berries.

In the UK, no clear source of infection has been identified, but epidemiological investigations so far indicate possible foodborne infections in addition to person-to-person transmission.

Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden have reported a total of 9 cases infected with strains matching the sequences of the UK strain. Investigations of these cases didn’t find any clear risk factors for infection such as a travel history or consumption of berries. Further investigations are ongoing.

If you are experiencing Hepatitis A symptoms like fever, jaundice, nausea, clay-colored stool, dark urine, malaise, abdominal discomfort, or vomiting, it is important to report it. It can help to detect and resolve outbreaks early and prevent others from being harmed, and it enables better surveillance. If symptoms persist, seek medical care.

Source: ecdc.europa.eu
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New Zealand Food Safety has issued a warning to consumers, especially those with chronic liver damage, the elderly and pregnant people to consider extra precautions if eating frozen berries to minimize the risk of Hepatitis A.

They have recently become aware of 3 cases of Hepatitis A,... See More all of whom regularly consume imported frozen berries and are linked through virus genotyping. Also mentioned while there is not sufficient information on a specific brand to initiate a targeted product recall, the evidence from the cases and from international experience, indicates a risk of exposure to Hepatitis A from consuming imported frozen berries.

New Zealand Food Safety is advising people to be aware of the risks and if eating frozen berries to take the following precautions during pregnancy, if they are elderly or with chronic liver damage:
- Briefly boil frozen berries before eating them, or
- Ensure cooking temperatures exceed 85 degrees Celsius for 1 minute.
- Wash your hands before eating and preparing food.

If you are experiencing Hepatitis A symptoms like fever, jaundice, nausea, clay-colored stool, dark urine, malaise, abdominal discomfort, or vomiting, it is important to report it. It can help to detect and resolve outbreaks early and prevent others from being harmed, and it enables better surveillance. If symptoms persist, seek medical care.

Source: mpi.govt.nz
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Ardo NV is recalling Ardo Fruitberry mix because Hepatitis A has been found in the product, which makes the product unsafe to eat. This product was distributed in England and Northern Ireland.

- Affected products:
Ardo Fruitberry mix (1kg)
Lot number: 58622130
Best before: November 2024

Ardo... See More Fruitberry mix (1kg)
Lot number: 58622131
Best before: November 2024

Ardo Fruitberry mix (2.5kg)
Lot number: 58622131
Best before: May 2024

If you have bought this product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

In case you experienced Hepatitis A symptoms such as fever, nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, dark-colored urine, and jaundice (a yellowing of the skin), it is important to report it. It can help to detect & resolve issues and prevent others from being harmed, and it enables better surveillance.

Company name: Ardo NV
Brand name: Ardo
Product recalled: Ardo Fruitberry mix
FSA Recall date: 08/24/2022

Source: food.gov.uk
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How is this even possible? Someone with a disease was spilling their blood over those fruits and berries? >:S
Reply 3 months ago
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Iwaspoisoned Support
Hi, thanks for your comment. The CDC advises that contamination of food and water can occur when an infected food handler prepares food without appropriate hand-washing hygiene. Although foodborne illnesses caused by hepatitis A are not common; water, shellfish, raw vegetables and fruit (berries), and salads are most frequently cited as potential foodborne sources.
Reply 3 months ago
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anonymous6635
'Fecal oral' route is common for Hep A - it means for example 1) a food worker has Hep A 2) they poop and don't wash their hands properly afterward 3) they handles the product, or something that touches the product. AND - Hep A virus is not killed by freezing it.
Reply 3 months ago
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I think it is disgusting that we have to worry @ getting sick from our food source..all of this contamination... I worry @ getting sick all the time.Hepatitis is serious..who pays the hospital bill ??
Reply 3 months ago
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Hep A is not from someone “ spilling their blood over fruits and berries”. You can catch it from food, water, shellfish and even touching someone such as a hand shake. Most cases in the food industry is from people not washing their hands properly after using the restroom. It can be transferred from fecal matter.
Reply 3 months ago
The FSAI announced an update of the recall issued on August 23, 2022 to include all May 2024 best before dates of Ardo Frozen Fruitberry Mix due to the presence of hepatitis A.

The recalled product is:
- Ardo Frozen Fruitberry Mix, 2500 gr, Lot:58622131; Best before... See More date: All dates in May 2024, Country Of Origin: Poland.

Consumers are advised not to eat the recalled product. Businesses are requested to remove the recalled product from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected product was sold. Caterers should not use this product.

If you are experiencing Hepatitis A symptoms like fever, jaundice, nausea, clay-colored stool, dark urine, malaise, abdominal discomfort, or vomiting, it is important to report it. It can help to detect and resolve outbreaks early and prevent others from being harmed, and it enables better surveillance. If symptoms persist, seek medical care.

Source: fsai.ie
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The FSAI announced the recall of Fit Foods Breakfast Club Porridge with Mixed Summer Berries by Swift Fine Foods due to the presence of Hepatitis A.

The recalled product is:
- Fit Foods Breakfast Club Porridge with Mixed Summer Berries, 240 g, Use by dates: 26/08/22 and... See More 29/08/22, Country Of Origin: Ireland.

Consumers are advised not to eat the recalled product. Businesses are requested to remove the recalled product from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected product was sold.

If you are experiencing Hepatitis A symptoms like fever, jaundice, nausea, clay-colored stool, dark urine, malaise, abdominal discomfort, or vomiting, it is important to report it. It can help to detect and resolve outbreaks early and prevent others from being harmed, and it enables better surveillance. If symptoms persist, seek medical care.

Source: fsai.ie
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The FSAI announced the recall of Ardo Frozen Fruitberry Mix due to the presence of hepatitis A.

The recalled product is:
- Ardo Frozen Fruitberry Mix, 2500 gr, Lot:58622131; Best before date: 31.05.24, Country Of Origin: Poland

Consumers are advised not to eat the recalled product. Businesses... See More are requested to remove the recalled product from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected product was sold. Caterers should not use this product.

If you are experiencing Hepatitis A symptoms like fever, jaundice, nausea, clay-colored stool, dark urine, malaise, abdominal discomfort, or vomiting, it is important to report it. It can help to detect and resolve outbreaks early and prevent others from being harmed, and it enables better surveillance. If symptoms persist, seek medical care.

Source: fsai.ie
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Yesterday, Food poisoning I had the hand-breaded chicken tenders, steak fries, salad with ranch dressing, and Cole slaw.
Update: I had contracted hepatitis A from this site. Somebody working with the food or one of the staff members there had hepatitis A, which is a stomach bug... See More that is contagious and can lead to liver damage which is how I found out that it was hepatitis A I went to the emergency room. My liver and my spleen was enlarged and every single one of my liver enzymes were elevated to a very high number and it didn't happen until after I went to this restaurant. I want something done about this now! I had also overheard one in the server saying that one of the cooks in the back was sick it was still working because there was nobody else that day. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting See Less
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I got hepatitis A in the last 2 to 3 months. So sometime between April 15th and June 15th, 2022. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Something else See Less
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