FDA Issues Recall for Kirkland Berries

The recall, which affects the Three Berry Blend from Townsend Farms, Inc., is to address possible Hepatitis A contamination.

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The FDA announced a recall Tuesday of the Three Berry Blend from Townsend Farms, Inc.

The berry blend, which is sold through Costco’s Kirkland label, may contain frozen blackberry product that is contaminated with Hepatitis A. The product was sold in stores located in San Diego and Los Angeles, Calif., and Hawaii.

The FDA said that no product manufactured for Costco has tested positive, and Costco current has none of the product in its inventory, but the company has been notifying members about the potential risk.

The product, Kirkland Signature Three Berry Blend 4-pound bag, includes the following “Best By” codes:

• FEB1620,(A),(B),(C),(D),(E),(F),(G), or (H);

• FEB1820,(A),(B),(C),or (D);

• FEB2920,(A),(B),(C),or (D);

• MAR0120,(A),(B),(C),or (D);

• APR1920,(B),(C), or (D);

• APR2020(A),(B),(C),(D),(E), or (F);

• APR2720(A),(B),(C),(D),(E),(F),(G), or (H);

• APR2820(A),(B),(C),(D),(E),(F),(G), or (H);

• MAY0220(A),(B),(C),(D),(E),(F),(G), or (H);

• MAY0420 (H).

Also included in the recall are berries under the Private Selection brand at Kroger. The Triple Berry and Blackberry brands are included in the recall.

If consumers have the product, the bag should be photographed for records and disposed of. Consumers can contact Costco for a full refund. As of Wednesday, the FDA knew of no cases of Hepatitis A related to the recall or its products.