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Frozen Berries Recalled Across Spain In Hepatitis Scare Health News

Health authorities in Spain have urgently recalled a frozen berry mix product after traces of Hepatitis A were found.

The Fruitberry mix product which is made by the company Ardo in Belgium usually comes in 1 or 2.5 KG bags.

The product is believed to have been distributed to stores and supermarkets in the regions of Andalucia, the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Castilla y Leon, Murcia, the Valencian Community and the Basque Country.

The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) was informed of the contamination via the European Food Alert Network (RASFF) and the health authorities in Hungary.

According to AESAN, there have been no reports of consumers becoming ill as a result of the contamination, however, anyone who may have purchased the product has been urged to return it to the point of sale as soon as possible.

Which batches are affected?

1 KG Bags

Batch number 586 22130 (Best before 10-11-2024)
Batch number 586 22131 (Best before 11-11-2024)

2.5 KG Bags

Batch number 586 22131 (Best before 31-05-2024)

This information has been transferred to each of the autonomous communities through the Coordinated System for the Rapid Exchange of Information (SCIRI) in order to verify the withdrawal of the products involved from the marketing channels.

Earlier this month, AESAN reported the withdrawal of ice cream products from Aldi, Lidl and Mercadona after they were found to contain ‘foreign bodies’.

Back in November, supermarket giant LIDL had to urgently recall popular cheese products after they were found to contain the dangerous bacteria, Listeria and E-Coli.