ALDI Australia has confirmed that an urgent recall on packets of frozen berries is only applicable to customers in the US.
The confirmation comes after links about the US recall of ALDI frozen berry packs due to possible Hepatitis A contamination were circulated on local social media groups and pages in Australia, leading to confusion amongst Australian shoppers.
‘Does that mean the berries are recalled in Australia as well? Don’t they all come from the same place?’ asked one shopper. Said another: ‘I’m confused - is this recall for the US or the whole world? Why is it coming through on Australian pages?’
Added a third: ‘Is there a number I can call? I’m worried because my kids have been eating ALDI frozen berries all week, I don’t want them getting Hep A.’
But ALDI customer service has confirmed that the recall is only applicable to the US market, meaning Australian shoppers can eat ALDI frozen berries with full confidence.
The Aussie shoppers’ fears would no doubt stem from the huge frozen berry recall which struck Australia back in 2015 after at least four Australians became seriously ill with Hepatitis A. Another recall - linked to the same batch of contaminated berries - then struck again in 2017, causing more fear amongst shoppers.
But this recent recall is only applicable to American customers who’ve bought ALDI frozen berry packs which originated from Wawona Frozen Foods in the US.
Eliza ScanlanEliza Scanlan is a contributor with New Idea Food. Eliza has written for several digital titles including Practical Parenting and New Idea, with a passion for consumer and shopping news. Eliza is also a contributor for the Trolley Watch and The Flawsome Mum podcasts. In her spare time, Eliza loves watching Netflix and tending to her horses.