FDA testing found hepatitis A in James Farms Frozen Raspberries from Chile, causing Exportadora Compramar of Ecuador to recall of 1,260 cases of the raspberries.
Here are the facts about this recall.
What is hepatitis A?
“Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus,” the Mayo Clinic says. “The virus is one of several types of hepatitis viruses that cause liver inflammation and affect your liver’s ability to function.
“You’re most likely to get hepatitis A from contaminated food or water or from close contact with a person or object that’s infected,” the Mayo Clinic says. “Mild cases of hepatitis A don’t require treatment. Most people who are infected recover completely with no permanent liver damage.”
People can be asymptomatic or, in 15 days to 50 days, deal with jaundice, fatigue, stomachaches, vomiting, diarrhea dark urine and/or pale poop.
The company’s FDA-posted recall alert says, “In rare cases, particularly consumers who have a preexisting severe illness or are immune compromised, hepatitis A infection can progress to liver failure.”
Which raspberries have been recalled?
The 1,260 cases of 10-pound cartons, each with two 5-pound bags, of James Farm Frozen Raspberries came from lot No. CO 22-165 with a best by date of June 14, 2024. You can find the lot code on the bottom of each carton.
They went to Restaurant Depot/Jetro outlets in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.
What you should do now?
If you have these raspberries, toss them out or return them to the store for a full refund.
If you have questions, call Exportadora at 302-401-6474 ext 223, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Eastern time.