Recalls follow investigation of four cases of hepatitis A.
Update: MPI have issued an updated recall notice on 22 January 2016, excluding the following batches from the recall which have been released for sale:
MPI has recalled Fruzio blackberries, strawberries, mixed berries and three berry mix. These recalls follow MPI’s investigation of the link between imported frozen berries and four cases of hepatitis A. Their investigation is ongoing and they have not ruled out the possibility of further recalls.
Elderly people and those with chronic liver damage are advised to avoid all frozen berries that have not been heated for at least a minute at over 85°C.
The products are:
They were sold frozen in plastic packets from Pak’n Save, New World, Four Square and Gilmours stores throughout New Zealand.
Customers should throw away their berries or return the product to their retail store for full refund. Please call the MPI helpline on 0800 00 83 33 with any questions.
If you have health concerns, call the Ministry of Health’s Healthline on 0800 61 11 16.