Wawona Organic Breakfast Blend frozen fruit mix sold at Costco has been recalled for potential hepatitis A contamination. The virus was not detected in the product and no illnesses have been reported, according to the recall. However, the product is being recalled in connection with an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen strawberries sold at Costco and other stores.
Wawona Organic Breakfast Blend Frozen Berries Recall
The recalled frozen berries were sold at Costco stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah, and Washington.
- 4-LB (1.81 KG) plastic bags
- Item number #684779
- Sold between April 15, 2022, and June 26, 2022
- “Use by” dates of 9/23/2023, 9/29/2023, 9/30/2023, and 10/18/2023.
Symptoms of Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A, which causes liver inflammation, is a highly contagious virus transmitted via the fecal-oral route, meaning stool from an infected person contaminates food that is ingested by others. This can happen when infected food handlers don’t properly wash their hands after using the restroom.
Symptoms of a hepatitis A infection include yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, light-colored or clay-colored stools, decreased appetite, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, fatigue, and joint pain. They usually develop two to seven weeks after exposure. Some people with hepatitis A infections may be asymptomatic, this is often the case for children under six.