Frozen Raspberries Recalled

The existing frozen mixed berry recall has now been extended to Nanna's 1 kilogram (frozen) Raspberries with best before dates up to and including 15 September 2016.

Acting Director of Public Health Dr Mark Veitch has warned Tasmanians not to eat these frozen raspberries but to throw them away or return them to where they bought them for a refund.

"These Nanna's frozen raspberries have been recalled as a precaution," Dr Veitch said.

"As with the other recalled frozen mixed berries, it is important Tasmanians do not eat these frozen raspberries because of possible hepatitis A contamination."

This latest recall follows earlier Australia-wide recall of two brands of frozen mixed berries:

  • Nanna's Mixed Berries 1 kilogram packs, with best-before dates up to and including 22 November 2016
  • Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries 300 gram and 500 gram packs with best-before dates up to and including 10 December 2017 for the 300 gram packs and 6 October 2017 for the 500 gram packs.

All of the recalled products were sold in Coles, Woolworth, IGA and other supermarkets across the country.

Dr Veitch said no associated cases of hepatitis A have been identified in Tasmania.

Hepatitis A symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, fever, yellow skin and dark urine, and usually start about 30 days after exposure to the virus.

"If anyone has concerns about their health following consumption of these berries they should visit their general practitioner," Dr Veitch said.

For further information go to http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/alerts

National information is available at www.foodstandards.gov.au/industry/foodrecalls/recalls and www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/news/alerts-recalls/product-recall-nannas-rasberries