Summer is the time for frozen everything, smoothies galore, and the pop of a chilled berry or two on your wine glass on warm evenings. Perfection. Well it seems so. However, one of the most popular grocery stores, Kroger, is recalling a bunch of frozen berries, so you might want to rethink some of your immediate summer treats.
Yes, it's sad, but true.
We hope that you weren't planning on cooking a bunch of berry pies this weekend. If so, it's time to start checking your freezer. The berries were recalled from Kroger due to a possible link to Hepatitis A contamination, they shared in a n announcements on Friday, June 7. The supermarket chain as well as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted customers and there is definitely some important factors that you are going to want to take note of.
The release from late last week revealed that they have recalled their Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (48 oz), Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (16 oz), and Private Selection Frozen Blackberries (16 oz) manufactured by Townsend Farms due to possible Hepatitis A contamination.
At this point, there have not been any customer illness reported (phew!). But you're probably wondering how the Hepatitis A was discovered, right? Kroger was actually informed of the contamination by the FDA themselves whenever they found through a sampling of the Private Selection frozen berries was done and tested by the FDA. They were found to be contaminated with the Hepatitis A.
The official list and sell by dates of the contaminated items are:
- 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)
At this point, all potentially affected items have been removed from Kroger store shelves and alerts have been sent out to customers who may have purchased recalled products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.
If you do find these products in your freezer at home, do not consume then and definitely 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, 8:00 AM to midnight EST, and Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM EST.