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Frozen Berry Hepatitis A Lawsuit

Frozen Berry Hepatitis A Lawsuit

Costco Kroger, Fred Meyer, QFC, Ralph’s, and other grocery stores recalled frozen berries and blackberries due to a risk of Hepatitis A contamination.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting frozen berry induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A after eating Private Selection® Triple Berry Medley or Frozen Blackberries, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Costco Recalls Frozen Berries in California and Hawaii

On June 11, 2019, Costco recalled Kirkland Signature Three Berry Blend due to a risk of Hepatitis A contamination. The recalled product was only sold at Costco stores in San Diego and Los Angeles, California and Hawaii. It has a “Best By” date February 16, 2020, and May 4, 2020.

Frozen Berries Recalled for Hepatitis A Risk

June 2019 — Kroger Co. has announced a recall for Private Selection® Triple Berry Medley and Frozen Blackberries after the FDA reported that a sample of frozen berries tested positive for Hepatitis A. No illnesses have been reported to date.

What Frozen Berries Were Recalled?

Kroger recalled the following products, which were sold nationwide:

  • Private Selection® Frozen Triple Berry Medley (48-ounces) — BEST BY: 07-07-20; UPC: 0001111079120
  • Private Selection® Frozen Triple Berry Medley (16-ounces) — BEST BY: 06-19-20; UPC: 0001111087808
  • Private Selection® Frozen Blackberries (16-ounces) — BEST BY: 06-19-20, 07-02-20; UPC: 0001111087809

What Stores Sold the Recalled Frozen Berries?

The recalled frozen berries were sold nationwide at Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, Foods Co, Dillons, Smith’s, King Soopers, Fry’s, QFC, City Market, Owen’s, Jay C, Pay Less, Baker’s, Gerbes, Harris Teeter, Pick ‘n Save, Copps, Metro Market, and Mariano’s.

Kroger said the stores have removed the recalled frozen berries and initiated their customer recall notification system.

What is the Problem?

Kroger said the recalled berries were “manufactured” by Townsend Farms. In 2013, another major recall was issued for frozen berries from Townsend Farms after 165 people in 10 states were infected with Hepatitis A.

What is Hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A is a virus that causes a contagious liver disease. Infections can be a mild illness lasting a few weeks, or a serious illness that lasts several months and requires hospitalization. Hepatitis A infections can potentially progress to liver failure or death.

What Are Symptoms of Hepatitis A?

Anyone who ate the recalled frozen berries should be vigilant for symptoms of Hepatitis A for up to 50 days afterward. The symptoms may include fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), abnormal liver tests, dark urine and pale stool. Most children under 6 years old do not have symptoms.

Do I have a Hepatitis A Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting frozen berry induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A after eating Private Selection® Triple Berry Medley or Frozen Blackberries, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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