Kroger recalls frozen berries after positive test for Hepatitis A

Kroger store in Indianapolis. (Source; Shutterstock/Jonathan Weiss)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Kroger is recalling frozen berries sold under its Private Selection brand because of a possible Hepatitis A contamination.

Frozen Triple Berry Medley (48 oz), Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (16 oz), and Private Selection Frozen Blackberries (16 oz) are part of the recall.

The fruit is manufactured by Townsend Farms.

No customer illnesses have been reported. Kroger was informed by the FDA that a sample of the Private Selection frozen berries was tested and found to be contaminated with Hepatitis A.

These are the products recalled:

  • 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)


Kroger has removed potentially affected berries from store shelves and notified customers who may have purchased recalled products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Customers who have purchased the berries should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

Customers who have questions may contact Kroger at 1-800-KROGERS Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. to midnight EST, and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. EST.

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from exposure to the Hepatitis A virus. 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. The 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.

People with symptoms should seek medical help as soon as possible.

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