Put down the bag of frozen berries and step away. Frozen berries are recalled due to a possible Hepatitis A contamination.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled Kroger's frozen berries due to a Hepatitis A contamination. Kroger is urging their customers not to consume the product and to please dispose of them properly or return them to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.   

According to the FDA, "Kroger has removed the potentially affected items from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls."

The contamination was found during routine testing where the samples tested positive for Hepatitis A. The FDA then notified Kroger stores, nationwide, that select bags of the product had been contaminated.

No one has reported falling ill prior or post the recall.

What Is Being Recalled

Select Kroger Brand frozen berries:

Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley, 48 oz (Best by July 7, 2020; UPC: 0001111079120)
Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley, 16 oz (Best by: June 19, 2020; UPC: 0001111087808)
Private Selection Frozen Blackberries, 16 oz (Best by June 19, 2020, July 2, 2020; UPC: 0001111087809)

Frozen Blackberries

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What to Do

If you have consumed the product, consult with your doctor right away. Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that can cause fatigue, stomach pains, jaundice, dark urine, pale stool, and in rare cases liver failure. 

Symptoms can be present within the first 15 to 50 days after contamination, so they will not appear right away. At the first sign of these symptoms, consult with your doctor ASAP! 

Consumers who have concerns can contact Kroger by calling 1-800-KROGERS – they are open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. EST to midnight, and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. EST.

See the official recall here!

Do you have a package of the frozen berries? Do you intend to dispose of or return the product to the store? Tell us in the comments!