ACT Health has received advice that Patties Foods Ltd is recalling several brands of Frozen Berry packs from Coles, Woolworths, IGA and other independent supermarkets, due to potential Hepatitis A contamination.
- Nanna’s Mixed Berries (Frozen) 1kg packs. The affected products are all batches up to and including best before 22 November 2016.
- Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries. The affected products are all batches of 300g packets with a best before date up to and including 10 December 2017 and 500g packets with a best before date up to and including 6 October 2017
- Nanna’s frozen raspberries 1kg packets, all batches up to and including best before dates of 15 September 2016
These products should not be consumed and consumers should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. People should check their fridges/freezers for these products
Hepatitis A is caused by a virus. Symptoms of infection include abdominal pain, nausea, fever, yellow skin and eyes (jaundice) and/or dark urine and pale faeces. These symptoms usually start within 28-30 days of exposure to the virus but this can range from 15-50 days. Anyone concerned about their health should seek medical advice from their GP.
ACT Health is working closely with other jurisdictions to investigate the outbreak of Hepatitis A.
See the following links:
- More information about the recall is available on the Food Standards Australia and New Zealand website
- More information about Hepatitis A is available here
- A Fact Sheet and information for GPs is available <Link to>
- Media Release