Hepatitis A risk in Townsend Farms blackberries has affected frozen berry mixes sold at Kroger and Costco stores. Consumers who have purchased Private Selection triple berry mixes at Kroger and Kirkland Signature triple berry blends should not eat them as Hepatitis A can cause serious illness. Those who have eaten the berry mixtures should consult with their doctors to see if they need a vaccination.

Hepatitis A is an extremely contagious virus that causes liver disease. People who are infected are contagious whether or not they have symptoms which include fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, dark urine and pale stools. Vaccination can prevent symptoms if it is administered within two weeks of exposure.

The affected products sold at Kroger 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)

Kroger issued a recall for those products on June 7, 2019. At that time the company was not aware of any illnesses.

The affected products, sold at Costco Costco stores in Los Angeles, San Diego and Hawaii, are 4-pound bags of Kirkland Signature Three Berry Blend with the following “Best By codes:”

  • FEB1620,(A),(B),(C),(D),(E),(F),(G), or (H);
  • FEB1820,(A),(B),(C),or (D);
  • FEB2920,(A),(B),(C),or (D);
  • MAR0120,(A),(B),(C),or (D);
  • APR1920,(B),(C), or (D);
  • APR2020(A),(B),(C),(D),(E), or (F);
  • APR2720(A),(B),(C),(D),(E),(F),(G), or (H);
  • APR2820(A),(B),(C),(D),(E),(F),(G), or (H);
  • MAY0220(A),(B),(C),(D),(E),(F),(G), or (H);
  • MAY0420 (H)

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