Kroger Recalls Frozen Berries Over Possible Hepatitis A Contamination

(UNDATED) – Federal officials are warning consumers to avoid certain brands of frozen berries sold at Kroger and other grocery stores over fears of Hepatitis A virus contamination.

The berries were sold nationwide under the grocery store’s “private selection” brand.

The contamination was discovered during a frozen berry sampling by the Food and Drug Administration.

The recalled brands are the private selection frozen triple berry medley, the private selection frozen triple berry medley and the private selection frozen blackberries. There have been no reports of hepatitis A linked to the consumption of the items, the FDA said.

Symptoms of Hepatitis A infection include fever, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and yellowing of the skin or eyes.

Consumers who’ve eaten the recalled frozen berries are urged to consult with their health care professionals to determine whether vaccination is appropriate. Those with symptoms should get treatment immediately.

Kroger asks that consumers return the products to their store for a full refund. You can also contact Kroger at 800-576-4377, option 1 and then option 5.