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    We've eaten loads of different brands of mixed berries in the past 2 mths, not all of which I can remember - I'm pretty sure we had Creative Gourmet. I was heavily pregnant & am BFing a newborn, just wondering whether despite not showing symptoms I should get tested anyway? Is it worse off for newborns as I know it's not really problematic for adults.

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    It's so terrifying !! I have a pack of creative berries I was too lazy to use. So glad I didn't

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    The grossest thing about this is that Hepatitis A is transmitted via the faecal-oral route...which essentially means that someone/s involved in the handling of the berries has not washed their hands after taking a dump, and hence there are traces of faecal material in multiple packets of berries!!!

    So...on this occasion, given the faecal contaminant was carrying the Hep A virus, we know about it. What about the other occasions when it has "just" been faeces, without the virus. Plenty of other microbes, but harder to trace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    The grossest thing about this is that Hepatitis A is transmitted via the faecal-oral route...which essentially means that someone/s involved in the handling of the berries has not washed their hands after taking a dump, and hence there are traces of faecal material in multiple packets of berries!!!

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    Eeeek!!! So does freezing not kill this virus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    The grossest thing about this is that Hepatitis A is transmitted via the faecal-oral route...which essentially means that someone/s involved in the handling of the berries has not washed their hands after taking a dump, and hence there are traces of faecal material in multiple packets of berries!!!

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    My thought it there must be a problem with the water processing plant that they use for washing the fruit.

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    Default Recall of Nanna's Frozen Berries

    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    The grossest thing about this is that Hepatitis A is transmitted via the faecal-oral route...which essentially means that someone/s involved in the handling of the berries has not washed their hands after taking a dump, and hence there are traces of faecal material in multiple packets of berries!!!

    So...on this occasion, given the faecal contaminant was carrying the Hep A virus, we know about it. What about the other occasions when it has "just" been faeces, without the virus. Plenty of other microbes, but harder to trace.

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    To have enough "faecal load" to cause an outbreak, it's possible that contaminated water (untreated wastewater) was used for irrigation or in processing the berries. I think that's also a common route of transmission of parasites via uncooked food to humans. Fertilizer made from animal/human waste is another source.

    I also squirmed thinking about what was missed before Hep A triggered investigation... E. coli, giardia, cryptosporidium....
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    Quote Originally Posted by yadot View Post
    Eek! This is horrible..

    Probably a stupid question but can you just return a half empty box to Woolies with no receipt? Will they still refund your money?

    Fingers crossed no more cases
    Yep, if they have been recalled they will refund your money without a receipt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    Eeeek!!! So does freezing not kill this virus?
    No freezing would preserve the germs

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    I'm freaking out a little.. We use those berries almost daily. Dd eats them all the time and loves them straight from the freezer and ds has them on is yoghurt. : O

    We only finished a pack of the mixed berries last week and we still have a pack of the strawberries only in the freezer.


 

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