Fruzio Frozen Berries

Fruzio Mixed Berries (blackberries and strawberries) are being recalled as they have been implicated in 4 cases of Hepatitis A.


UPDATE - 22 January 2016

Following sampling and testing of berries as well as information about the outbreak period, the following batches of berries are excluded from the recall and have been released for sale:

  • Fruzio Mixed Berry 1kg and 500g products with expiry or Use By dates after 8 October 2018 and products with a Use By date of 7 May 2018
  • Fruzio IQF Strawberry 1 kg bag products with expiry or Use By dates after 8 September 2018 and products with a Use By date of 21 November 2017
  • Fruzio IQF Blackberry 1 kg bag products with expiry or Use By dates up after 8 September 2018
  • Fruzio IQF 3 Mixed Berry 1 kg bag products with expiry or Best Before dates after 17 November 2018 and products with an expiry date of 21 November 2017
Packets of frozen Fruzio berries

Affected Fruzio frozen berry products – top row (from left): Fruzio Blackberries and Fruzio 3 Berry Mix (both 1kg).

Bottom row: Fruzio Strawberries (1kg), Fruzio Mixed Berries (1kg) and Fruzio Mixed Berries (500g).

Product identification

Product type Frozen blackberries, strawberries and mixed berries (strawberries and blackberries) and 3 berry mix (blackberries, strawberries and blueberries)
Name of product

Fruzio Mixed Berry – strawberries and blackberries (500g and 1kg)
Fruzio IQF Strawberry (1kg)
Fruzio IQF Blackberry (1kg)
Fruzio IQF 3 Mixed Berry – blackberries, strawberries and blueberries (1kg) 

Date marking

See below

Package size, description

and date marking

Plastic packets, sold frozen
  • Fruzio Mixed Berry 500g and 1kg: All batches with expiry or use-by dates up to and including 7 October 2018
  • Fruzio IQF Strawberry 1 kg: All batches with expiry or use-by dates up to and including 8 September 2018
  • Fruzio IQF Blackberry 1 kg: All batches with expiry or use-by dates up to and including 8 September 2018
  • Fruzio IQF 3 Mixed Berry 1 kg: All batches with expiry or use-by dates up to including 17 November 2018
Distribution Sold in Pak'nSave, New World, Four Square and Gilmours stores throughout New Zealand
Notes

This recall does not affect any other Fruzio products

Consumer advice

There have been no further reports of illness, but anyone concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

Customers should either dispose of the product responsibly or return to their retailer for a full refund.

Who to contact

Return the product to your retailer for a full refund.

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