Today, on August 24, Luxembourg’s Government Commission for Quality, Fraud and Food Safety demanded an urgent recall of Ardo frozen berries from store shelves. Hepatitis A was found in the mix of raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries. The infection was found in packages with an expiration date of November 11, 2024 and batch number 58622131.
Symptoms of the disease may be obvious or subtle. Patients may have a fever, feel weak, lose their appetite. Nausea and diarrhea are often a symptom, as well as abdominal pain. The most obvious symptom is that the eyes and skin of the diseased turn yellow. Hepatitis A doesn’t show signs right away. The incubation period can last from 2 weeks to a month.
The Ardo berry mix is found on the shelves of Auchan, Massen, Orangerie, Pall Center and Cora Concorde store chains in Luxembourg. But it could also be sold in other stores. If you or your loved ones have recently eaten these berries and are now experiencing (or suspecting you have) symptoms of an infection, it is recommended that you seek immediate medical attention.