Frozen raspberry packages and frozen berries containing raspberries sold at two grocery chains are recalled because they may be contaminated with Hepatitis A.
Wawona Frozen Foods voluntarily recalls the frozen berries sold at Aldi grocery stores. and Raley & # 39; s Family of Fine Stores under the store's private labels. The recall was issued after government sampling resulted in a positive test for Hepatitis A.
Sold at Aldi:
- Season's Choice Raspberries (frozen): 12 ounce bags, "best by" date June 10, 2021
- Season's Choice Berry Medley (frozen) containing raspberries: 16 ounce bags, "best by" date of July 17, 2021, July 20, 2021 and July 22 2021. "Product of USA, Chile." UPC Code: 0 41498 31344 9
Sold at Raley & # 39; s:
- Raley & # 39; s Fresh Frozen Red Raspberries: 12 ounce bags, "best by" date June 5, 2021 (lot code: 20156A04), August 1, 2021 (lot code: 20213A06) "Product from Chile." UPC Code: 46567 00754
Whoever has these should not eat them. Either throw them out or return them to the store for a refund.
No illnesses associated with the recall have been reported.
Aldi and Raley's customers with questions can contact Wawona Frozen Foods at 866-913-0667 or visit their website at www.wawona.com .
Below is the facts about hepatitis A directly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
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What are the signs and symptoms of hepatitis A virus infection?
Among older children and adults, infection is typically symptomatic. Symptoms usually appear abrupt and may include the following:
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
- Dark urine
- Diarrhea [19659005stools
- Joint Pain
Most (70%) of infections in children younger than 6 years are not accompanied by symptoms. When symptoms are present, young children usually do not have jaundice; Most (> 70%) older children and adults with hepatitis A virus infection have this symptom.
When symptoms occur, how long do they last?
Symptoms of hepatitis A usually last less than 2 months, although 10% -15% of symptomatic individuals have prolonged or relapsed disease for up to 6 months.
What is the incubation period for Hepatitis A?
The average incubation period for HAV is 28 days (range: 15 – 50 days).
How long does Hepatitis A virus survive outside the body?
HAV can live outside the body for several months, depending on environmental conditions.
How Is Hepatitis A Virus Killed?
In contaminated food, HAV is killed when exposed to temperatures >> 85 degrees C for 1 minute. However, the virus can still spread from cooked food that is contaminated after cooking. Freezing does not inactivate HAV.
Adequate chlorination of water, as recommended in the United States, kills HAV entering the municipal water supply (5.16-17). Transmission of HAV from exposure to contaminated water is considered rare, given that no significant or constant increase in the prevalence of anti-HAV among sewage workers has been documented.
Can Hepatitis A Become Chronic?
No. Hepatitis A does not become chronic.
Can people be re-infected with Hepatitis A?
No. IgG antibodies to HAV, which appear early in the course of infection, provide lifelong protection against the disease (10).
How is hepatitis A virus infection prevented?
Vaccination with the two, two-dose series with hepatitis A vaccine is the best way to prevent HAV infection. Hepatitis A vaccine is licensed in the United States for use in individuals 1 year and older. Further guidance is available in the ACIP recommendations.
Immunoglobulin can provide short-term protection against hepatitis A, both before and after exposure. Immunoglobulin must be administered within 2 weeks of exposure for maximum protection. Further guidance is available in MMWR: Updated dosage instructions for immunoglobulin (human) GamaSTAN S / D for hepatitis A virus prophylaxis.
Given that the virus is transmitted through fecal-oral route, good hand hygiene – including hand washing after bath, changing diapers and before preparing or eating food – is an integral part of hepatitis A. prevention