More than 1,200 cases of frozen raspberries in nine states have been recalled after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found hepatitis A, the agency announced Saturday.
According to a news release from the FDA, testing by the agency found hepatitis A in James Farms Frozen Raspberries from Chile, causing Exportadora Compramar of Ecuador to recall 1,260 cases of the raspberries.
The affected products were identified by UPC Code 76069501010 and Lot Code 22-165, the FDA said in its release.
According to the Mayo Clinic website, Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by a virus. It is one of several types of hepatitis viruses that cause liver inflammation and affects the organ’s ability to function.
The cases of 10-pound cartons, each containing two 5-pound bags of James Farm Frozen Raspberries, had a “best by” date of June 14, 2024, the FDA said.
The product is exclusively sold through Restaurant Depot/Jetro locations in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia.
There have been no illnesses or adverse reaction reports related to the product, the FDA said.
The FDA recommends that consumers who have bought the raspberries should throw them out or return them to the point of sale for a full refund.
Consumers with questions can call Exportadora at 302-401-6474, extension 223, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, the FDA said.
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