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Creative Gourmet mixed berries has recalled a “relatively small batch” of its 300g product sold in independent supermarkets across Australia as a precaution after it was linked to three cases of hepatitis A.

Entyce Food Ingredients said it was notified by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that one unopened pack had registered an inconclusive test for the virus.

The company had earlier said the packet had tested positive to traces of hepatitis A.

A second test was negative but the product was voluntarily recalled as a precaution.

“Consumers should be confident that the recalled batch of Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries 300g is an isolated one that is no longer available on supermarket shelves,” it said in a statement.

“The recall affects less than 1 per cent of the Creative Gourmet fruit sold annually in Australia. No other batches of Creative Gourmet products are affected.”

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The product was being sold in independent supermarkets including IGA, Foodworks, Foodland, SPAR and Supabarn with the batch number PP150118.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) said the product could be linked to three cases of the virus.

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  • how does this keep happening? makes you want t buy local even more

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  • Not again! I haven’t been able to bring myself to buy frozen berries since the last time this happened. More stringent food safety measures need to be put in place by the companies manufacturing these.

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  • We seriosuly need more constant checks on cleanliness of manufacturing and processing factories/warehouses.

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  • We only really eat berries that we grow ourselves.

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  • Wow this a real concern. I’ll be buying fresh only I think.

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  • Concerning !
    Wonder how traces of hepatitis A get into a batch of frozen fruit ?! Not good !

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  • This has happened a little too often lately.

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  • Guess I know where my berries are going-straight in the bin.

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  • I haven’t bought frozen berries since the last time there was a recall and I thought I might have caught something. Fortunately I was okay but I didn’t want to take the risk again.

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  • Just heard this on the radio as well, scary all the recalls.


    • Good to know that the recall is across all media platforms – important to get the message out to everyone.

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  • Great to see and be aware of it being recalled!

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  • Yes, I read about it. Quite scary!

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  • Another berry recall….. what’s going on!?

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  • it’s all well and good to recall the product (again!) – but surely this shouldn’t have happened again in this country.

    What compensation are they offering those that have got sick because of it?

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  • Thanks for the recall advice on berries.

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