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DOH Warns About Frozen Fruit Products Due to Potential Hepatitis A Contamination

The State Department of Health (DOH) Food and Drug Branch is warning the public of a voluntary recall by Willamette Valley Fruit Co. of the following Great Value frozen fruit products sold at Walmart, because of the potential presence of hepatitis A.
The voluntary recall includes the following lot codes and dates:
Great Value Sliced Strawberries, 64oz (4lb) plastic bag with the following codes:

Lot Best By
4018305 7/19/2024
4019305 7/20/2024

Great Value Mixed Fruit, 64oz (4lb) plastic bag with the following codes:

Lot Best By
4024205 7/25/2024
4025305 7/26/2024
4032305 8/2/2024
4033305 8/3/2024
4034305 8/4/2024
4035305 8/5/2024

Great Value Antioxidant Fruit Blend, 40oz (2lb 8oz) plastic bag, with the following code:

Lot Best By
4032305 8/2/2024

Customers are urged to check their freezers and throw away or return the recalled product for a refund. Anyone with further questions about the products covered by this recall can contact Willamette Valley Fruit Co. at 1-800-518-9865.
Hepatitis A virus infections can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious illness lasting several months. Illness generally occurs within 15 to 50 days after eating or drinking contaminated food or water, and symptoms of infection include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, jaundice, dark urine, and pale stool. In rare cases, particularly consumers with pre-existing severe illness or who are immune compromised, a hepatitis A infection can progress to liver failure.
Persons who may have consumed the affected product should consult with their health care professional to determine if vaccination is appropriate, and consumers with symptoms of hepatitis A should contact their health care professionals immediately.
Photos courtesy of the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Health

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