Patties recalls fourth product due to potential hepatitis A contamination

Patties Foods is recalling Nanna’s Raspberries 1kg packs following investigations that have identified a potential link to a specific source of raspberries in China.

Nanna's Raspberries one-kilogram packs are being withdrawn by Patties Foods as a precautionary measure; days after the company recalled the Nanna's and Creative Gourmet brands of mixed berries.

Nine people have reportedly become sick with hepatitis A after eating Nanna’s frozen mixed berries, but the incubation period for Hepatitis A is between 15-50 days, so more cases may arise.

Patties Foods MD & CEO, Steven Chaur, said the further recall is a precautionary measure in the interests of public safety.

“While there are no confirmed test results indicating a potential link to Hepatitis A, we are working proactively with Health Authorities based on the information they have presented to date.

“Investigations through our supply chain have identified a specific source of raspberries as a potential common link to the possible safety issues raised by Health Authorities. 

“The specific source supplied raspberries which were packed in Nanna’s and Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries, that were the subject of the Consumer Recall announced over the weekend.

“The source also supplied product for Nanna’s Raspberries 1kg packs, with Best Before Dates up until 15/09/16.

“The supplier of raspberries is no longer used by Patties Foods.

“Some product that was previously supplied by the source may still be in the market and we are taking this added precautionary measure of conducting an additional Consumer Recall of all frozen raspberries associated with this specific source located in China, in the interests of public safety.

“The specific source did not supply raspberries for Creative Gourmet Raspberries 300g and 500g packs.

“The Consumer Recall is in advance of further microbiological test results, but given the potential health threat and the level of community concern, we are taking this precautionary measure.  

The recall has prompted calls for stricter country-of-origin labelling and highlighted the risk of a global supply chain.

Consumers with enquiries can call the Patties Consumer Hotline, 1800 650 069, between 7am and 9pm.

 

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