Frozen Raspberries Have Been Added To The Berry Recall List

A fourth product has been recalled from sale in the ongoing hepatitis A scare surrounding frozen berries – this time around, it’s one kilogram packs of Nanna’s Raspberries
ABC News report that this latest recall is a precautionary measure, several days after a number of customers became sick with hepatitis A after consuming Nanna’s frozen mixed berries.
So far, there are nine reported cases of the disease around the country, with two in New South Wales, three in Victoria and four in Queensland. 
That number is predicted to rise, and people showing the symptoms of hep A, including fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and jaundice of the skin and the whites of the eyes, are urged to seek medical attention. 
The source of the outbreak is believed to be a factory in China, where the berries are packaged, and poor hygiene, as well as contaminated water supplies, are the likely causes.
Patties Foods managing director Steven Chaur says that the company are no longer working with this particular supplier, and that certain packs of raspberries associated with them are being withdrawn as a precaution.
One-kilogram packets of raspberries with best before dates through to September 15 2016 are being recalled, and health authorities have advised consumers to throw the packets out or return them tor a refund.
That said, the smell of lawsuits is already hanging in the air, and a Brisbane-based lawyer has suggested that concerned parties might keep the packets in clearly marked bags in the freezer, in case they’re needed as evidence in future compensation claims.
Berries currently affected by the recall are:
— Nanna’s Raspberries 1kg, up to and including best before date 15/09/16 
— Nanna’s Mixed Berries 1kg, up to and including best before date 22/11/16 
— Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries 300g, up to and including best before bate 10/12/17 
— Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries 500g, up to and including best before date 06/10/17
Concerned consumers are advised to call Patties Foods on 1800 650 069.

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