The Kroger Company is recalling its Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (48 oz), Private Selection Triple Berry Medley (16 oz) and Private Selection Frozen Blackberries (16 oz) due to possible contamination with Hepatitis A. The private label products were manufactured by Townsend Farms. While no customers illnesses were reported, the retailer was informed by the FDA that a sample of its Private Selection frozen berries tested positive for the highly contagious virus that may cause liver infections.
The Cincinnati, OH-based supermarket chain has also recalled ribeye steaks and ground beef. The recall impacts stores in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana and Dayton and are for products dated from April 23 to June 7, 2019 which may be contaminated with E. coli, a wide range of bacteria that can cause various diseases, including pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and diarrhea. While most strains of E. coli are harmless to humans, some strains infection may cause symptoms that include nausea, vomiting, and fever. In a small percentage of cases, infection may result in a life-threatening condition called hemolytic uremic syndrome which causes kidney issues. No illnesses have been confirmed at this point, however the retailer is requesting that consumers return the purchased product to Kroger stores for a complete refund.