From smoothies to holiday baked goods, frozen raspberries are a dependable way to pack some fruit and flavor into a handful of dishes. But if this is an ingredient you often reach for when grocery shopping, you may want to double check the brand before adding a package to your cart—the fruit is currently the subject of a recent food recall.
According to a release by the Food and Drug Administration, Exportadora Copramar is recalling 1,260 cases of James Farm frozen raspberries due to a potential health risk. The report states that the berries are potentially infected with Hepatitis A following a test conducted by the FDA.
The recalled frozen raspberries are packaged in two 5-pound bags per 10-pound carton and are sold exclusively through Restaurant Depot and Jetro. The infected packages were distributed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware.
Although all impacted inventories have been removed from stores and no illnesses have been reported, you may still have the recalled product in your home. The berries are identified by the UPC Code 76069501010 and Lot Code 22-165. The bag will have "Product of Chile" written on it and have a "Best If Used by" date of June 14, 2024.
If you have consumed the recalled product, the FDA reports that exposure to the Hepatitis A virus typically causes illness within 15 to 50 days of exposure. The contagious liver disease causes fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, and dark urine. The illness may last anywhere from a few weeks to several months. People who may have consumed an affected product should contact their health care professional to determine if vaccination is appropriate.