RECALL: Voluntary recall issued for frozen berries sold at Costco, Kroger stores

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Kroger Company has issued a voluntary recall of frozen berries potentially contaminated with Hepatitis A that may have been sold at grocery stores in Kern County.

Kern County Public Health said it was notified by Kroger that the berries may have been sold at grocers including Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less and Foods Co. and is verifying that the berries are not being sold.

The department also says Townsend Farms notified Costco about a possibly contaminated frozen berries, but have only been distributed in San Diego, Los Angeles and Hawaii.

The product sold by Costco has a “Best By” date between Feb. 16, 2020 and May 4, 2020.  Consumers should not eat Kirkland Signature Brand Three Berry Blend in 4 lb bags & Kroger “Private Selection” frozen blackberries.

“We encourage residents to check their freezers for these recalled products and discard them immediately,” Matt Constantine, Director of Kern County Public Health Services Department, said in a statement.

The county provided information about Hepatitis A and says it can be prevented with a vaccine.

For more information, call 661-321-3000 or visit Kern Public Health’s website or the FDA.

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