A recall has been issued for frozen fruit sold in New York State due to potential contamination with hepatitis A. At this point, it doesn't seem safe to eat anything you didn't personally plant, grow and pick yourself. There have been so many food recalls over the past year, it's hard to keep up. The latest affects frozen raspberries that were shipped to and sold in New York State.
What Is Hepatitis A?
According to the Centers for Disease Control,
Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV is found in the stool and blood of people who are infected. Hepatitis A is very contagious. It is spread when someone unknowingly ingests the virus — even in microscopic amounts — through close personal contact with an infected person or through eating contaminated food or drink.
Exportadora Copramar has issued a recall for 1.260 cases of James Farm frozen raspberries because of the potential of the product being contaminated with Hepatitis A. The virus causes illness within 15 to 50 days of exposure. Symptoms include fatigue, jaundice, abdominal pain, dark urine and light stool.
Which Frozen Raspberries Are Affected In New York
Testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration indicated the presence of Hepatitis A in James Farm branded frozen raspberries with the UPC Code: 76069501010 and Lot Code - 22-165. The affected raspberries are packaged in foodservice 10-pound James Farm-branded cartons. They were sold exclusively via Restaurant Depot/Jetro locations in New York state. The recall also affects products sold in New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware.
This recall 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