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Food company issues voluntary recall for berries sold at Aldi’s

If you’ve purchased any frozen raspberries and frozen berry mixes containing raspberries at your local Aldi Grocery Store…. it’s time to return them. They have the potential to be contaminated with Hepatitis A.

The frozen raspberries and frozen berry mixes containing raspberries were packaged under the Aldi and Raley’s private labels.

Wawona Frozen Foods is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution due to a positive test result taken as part of a government sampling program.

There have been no illnesses associated with this voluntary and precautionary recall to date.

Hepatitis A is a contagious virus that can cause liver disease. A Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. Many people, especially younger people, have been vaccinated against the disease.

The recalled frozen raspberries were packaged and sold in these sizes and with the following accompanying information:

Aldi:

  • Season’s Choice Raspberries (frozen): 12 ounce bags, “best by” date of June, 10, 2021, August 1,2021 and August 23, 2021. “Product of Chile.” UPC Code: 0 41498 12419 9 o
    Season’s Choice Berry Medley (frozen) containing raspberries: 16 ounce bags, “best by” date of July 17, 2021, July 20, 2021 and July 22, 2021. “Product of USA, Chile.” UPC Code: 0 41498 31344 9 Raley’s:
  • Raley’s Fresh Frozen Red Raspberries: 12 ounce bags, “best by” date of June 5, 2021 (lot code:20156A04), August 1, 2021 (lot code: 20213A06) “Product of Chile.” UPC Code: 46567 00754

The frozen raspberries and frozen berry mixes containing raspberries were distributed throughout stores in Aldi and Raley’s Family of Fine store chains. The recalled frozen raspberries were imported from Chile. No other retail packages of frozen raspberry products are included in this voluntary and precautionary recall.

Consumers who have purchased the above products should not consume them and should either discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Aldi and Raley customers with questions may contact Wawona Frozen Foods at 866-913-0667 or visit the website at www.wawona.com.

Wawona Frozen Foods is fully cooperating with federal health officials as well as Aldi and Raley’s to facilitate an efficient and complete recall of the frozen raspberries and frozen berry mixes containing raspberries.

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