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Frozen berry recall in Australia

berriesNanna’s Berry Recall due to potential Hepatitis A contamination.

Recall

Consumer Recall products:
– Nanna’s Mixed Berries 1kg, All Batches up to and including Best Before Date 22/11/16
– Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries 300g, All Batches up to and including Best Before Date 10/12/17
– Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries 500g, All Batches up to and including Best Before Date 06/10/17
– Nanna’s Raspberries 1kg, All Batches up to and including Best Before Date 15/09/16

The above Nanna’s frozen berries have been recalled, details below, due to the risk of hepatitis A. Please check your freezer and return to the store. If you have already consumed these keep out for the symptoms of hepatitis A, listed below.

News reports of several people contracting Hepatitis A

3 cases in Victoria and 2 in New South Wales of hepatitis A have been reported as linked to Nanna’s frozen berries. Read more

What to look for

Signs and symptoms of Hepatitis A are available on The Better Health Channel

For older children and adults, the symptoms include:

  • fever
  • nausea
  • abdominal discomfort
  • dark urine
  • yellow skin and eyes (jaundice).

Symptoms may last for several weeks but full recovery usually occurs.
More information on hepatitis A

Recall Details

Update on 17/2/15 Nanna’s facebook page

Patties Foods Recalls Nanna’s Raspberries linked to a specific source in China, as a precaution.
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Patties Foods has extended its Consumer Recall to include Nanna’s Raspberries 1kg packs following investigations through our global supply chain over the past few days that have identified the potential link to a specific source of raspberries in China.

Patties Foods MD & CEO, Steven Chaur, said the further recall is a precautionary measure in the interests of public safety.

“While there are no confirmed test results indicating a potential link to Hepatitis A, we are working proactively with Health Authorities based on the information they have presented to date.

“Investigations through our supply chain have identified a specific source of raspberries as a potential common link to the possible safety issues raised by Health Authorities.

“The specific source supplied raspberries which were packed in Nanna’s and Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries, that were the subject of the Consumer Recall announced over the weekend.

“The source also supplied product for Nanna’s Raspberries 1kg packs, with Best Before Dates up until 15/09/16.

“The supplier of raspberries is no longer used by Patties Foods, since November 2014.

“Product produced prior to November 2014 may still be in the market and we are taking this added precautionary measure of conducting an additional Consumer Recall of all frozen raspberries associated with this specific source located in China, in the interests of public safety.

“The specific source did not supply raspberries for Creative Gourmet Raspberries 300g and 500g packs.

“The Consumer Recall is in advance of further microbiological test results, but given the potential health threat and the level of community concern, we are taking this precautionary measure.

“As a company, we apologise to our consumers and customers for the concern and distress this is causing,” Mr Chaur said.

The Nanna’s and Creative Gourmet frozen fruit products subject to the full Consumer Recall are listed below. Nanna’s fruit pie products are not affected by this recall.

We will continue to work pro-actively with Health Authorities to further investigate this matter. Consumers are asked not to eat the recalled products, and return the packs to the place of purchase, for a full cash refund.

Consumers with enquiries are asked to call the Consumer Hotline, 1800 650 069, between 7am and 9pm.
Consumer Recall products:
– Nanna’s Mixed Berries 1kg, All Batches up to and including Best Before Date 22/11/16
– Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries 300g, All Batches up to and including Best Before Date 10/12/17
– Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries 500g, All Batches up to and including Best Before Date 06/10/17
– Nanna’s Raspberries 1kg, All Batches up to and including Best Before Date 15/09/16

Update on 15/2/15  Nanna’s facebook page

 

Patties Foods extends Nanna’s Frozen Mixed Berries Consumer Recall to include Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries

Patties Foods has today extended its Consumer Recall of Nanna’s Frozen Mixed Berries to include Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries 300g and 500g packs, as a precautionary measure, in the interests of public safety.

This follows the announcement yesterday of a Consumer Recall of Nanna’s Frozen Mixed Berries 1kg packs, on advice from the Victorian Health Department of potential Hepatitis A contamination.

Patties Foods MD & CEO, Steven Chaur, said “while our quality control testing to date has not revealed any concerns with the food safety of either product, further detailed testing is being done and the recall is an important step to ensure public safety and confidence.

“We have decided that all our frozen Mixed Berries should be recalled until such time as we receive the results of further laboratory tests,” Mr Chaur said.

A detailed testing process is continuing with health authorities.

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services fully supports the actions taken by Patties Foods.

The Consumer Recall is for:

Nanna’s Mixed Berries 1kg, All Batches up to and including Best Before Date 22/11/16
Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries 300g, All Batches up to and including Best Before Date 10/12/17 Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries 500g, All Batches up to and including Best Before Date 06/10/17

Patties Foods advises consumers not to eat the product, and return packs to the place of purchase for a full cash refund.

Grocery customers have been advised to remove the product from sale, and Consumer Recall advertising is being conducted in national daily newspapers.

All other Nanna’s, Creative Gourmet and Patties Foods products remain unaffected by this recall.

“We thank our consumers and customers for their understanding during this difficult time and assure them the company is doing its best to investigate the matter, answer consumer enquiries and protect public safety.

“Our Consumer Hotline remains open from 7am to 9pm daily to assist consumers with enquiries,” Mr Chaur said.

Consumers with enquiries are asked to call the Consumer Hotline, 1800 650 069, between 7am and 9pm AEDT.

Media Release 14/2/15

 

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