Frozen raspberries sold at Aldi recalled for possible virus
Government sampling turned up positive hepatitis A test
Wawona Frozen Foods recalled bags of raspberries and mixed berries that may be contaminated with the hepatitis A virus.
The raspberries were sold under Aldi’s private label. The grocery chain says it has removed the recalled berries from some stores in Alabama, California, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and West Virginia. Aldi sold the berries through Instacart grocery delivery too.
The raspberries also went to the Raley's Family of Fine Stores in California and Nevada.
Government sampling found a positive test for the virus that can lead to liver disease in rare cases.
The recalled frozen berries are:
- Aldi Season's Choice raspberries, 12 oz., UPC code 0 41498 12419 9 o, product of Chile, best by dates of June 10, 2021; Aug. 1, 2021; and Aug. 23, 2021
- Aldi Season's Choice Berry Medley containing raspberries, 16 oz., UPC code 0 41498 31344 9, product of USA, Chile; best by dates of July 17, 2021; July 20, 2021; and July 22, 2021
- Raley's Fresh Frozen red raspberries, 12 oz., UPC code 46567 00754, product of Chile, best by dates of June 5, 2021 (lot code 20156A04); and Aug. 1, 2021 (lot code 20213A06)
Wawona Frozen Foods says the recall is “out of an abundance of caution.” No illnesses had been associated with the recall at the time of the announcement.
People with the berries should throw them away for return them to the store for a refund. Anyone with questions may call Wawona Frozen Foods at 866-913-0667.