Popular fruit snack recalled over HEPATITIS A contamination fears - Oziris - Intelligent - Secure

Amy Sinclair 7Food 06/08/2021

A variety of fruit snacks have been recalled due to fears they have been contaminated with Hepatitis A.

Food Standards Australia reports that Picky Eaters Pty Ltd has pulled 1kg and 5kg packs of Jordan River dates from shelves.

The products have been available for sale online and at IGA and Independent supermarkets in NSW.

The dates have been recalled due to potential microbial – Hepatitis A – contamination.

Authorities warn that food products contaminated with Hepatitis A may cause illness if consumed.

On its website, the Australian Government Department of Health said “Hepatitis A is a contagious disease, spread by contact with infected people, their fluids and waste.

“It affects the liver, with symptoms including abdominal pain and dark urine.”

The recalled items have an expiry date of June 2022 and the batch code is listed as JRD 1/2021.

What to do

Food Standards Australia has advised anyone who has consumed the recalled goods to seek medical advice.

“Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund,” it said.

For more information, head here.