Costco Kirkland Signature Frozen Fruit Recall Expands [US]

Costco Kirkland Signature Frozen Fruit Recall [US]

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US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Townsend Farms, Inc., a Fairview, Oregon establishment, expands its existing recall for certain batch/lots of Costco Kirkland Signature Three Berry Blend Frozen Fruit consisting of Raspberries, Blueberries and Blackberries to include distribution in additional US states.

The original recall was initiated due to possible Hepatitis A contamination and consequential risk of viral infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.

FDA: http://ht.ly/IOOw30oVLzQ

Direct link: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/townsend-farms-inc-notifies-costco-possible-health-risk-and-recalls-conventional-frozen-kirkland

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Three Berry Blend Fruit products are subject to this recall:

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Costco Kirkland Signature Frozen Fruit Recall [US]

Costco Kirkland Signature Frozen Fruit Recall [US]

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US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Townsend Farms, Inc., a Fairview, Oregon establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Costco Kirkland Signature Three Berry Blend Frozen Fruit products consisting of Raspberries, Blueberries and Blackberries due to possible Hepatitis A contamination and consequential risk of viral infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.

FDA: http://ht.ly/IOOw30oVLzQ

Direct link: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/townsend-farms-inc-notifies-costco-possible-health-risk-and-recalls-conventional-frozen-kirkland

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Three Berry Blend Fruit products are subject to this recall:

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Organic Antioxidant Berry Blend Recall [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Townsend Farms recalls some frozen Organic Antioxidant Fruit Berry Blend due to Hepatitis A Virus hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/lIlfT

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm355166.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the recalled Organic Antioxidant Fruit Blend was sold at Costco Warehouse Stores under the product name Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend in 3 pound bags and a UPC 0 78414 404448. The recalled codes are located on the back of the package with the words “Best By”: followed by the code “T012415” sequentially through “T053115”, followed by a letter. All of these letter designations are included in this recall for the lot codes listed above.

The Organic Antioxidant Berry Blend was also sold at Harris Teeter stores from April 19 until May 7, 2013, under the product name Harris Teeter Organic Antioxidant Berry Blend in 10 ounce bags and a UPC 0 72036 70463 4. The correct “Lot” and “Best By” codes are as follows: Lot Codes T041613E, T0401613C and a “Best By” code of 101614.

About Hepatitis A:
Hepatitis A is a serious contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis A virus (“HAV”). Disease symptoms can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. All HAV infections require medical attention and possible in-patient hospital treatment. Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter — even in microscopic amounts — from contact with objects, food or drinks contaminated by the feces (or stool) of an infected person.

Symptoms of Hepatitis A typically manifest themselves within 15 to 50 days of exposure and can include fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice (yellowing of some body tissues including the “whites” of the eyes), abnormal liver tests, dark urine and pale stool.

Hepatitis A is a human-based disease and typically occurs when an infected food handler prepares food without appropriate hygiene. In rare cases, particularly in patients with pre-existing severe illnesses or compromised immune systems, HAV infection can progress to full-blown liver failure and death. Persons with underlying liver conditions should be vaccinated as soon as possible by an MD or other health care professional and appropriate symptom relief and other treatment modalities applied.

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