After an eerie silence on the frozen berries scandal that rocked our nation, the company in questions have claimed their innocence! Australia’s Patties Foods Ltd has been conducting testing on the recalled frozen berries to find that no Hepatitis A or E.coli in the products.
On the 16th of February, 2015, the first reports of hepatitis A came through around the country. In fear, authorities warned people to not consume Nanna’s 1kg Frozen Berries – the one link shared between the victims. The story became more believable once consumers realised that the berries were sourced from China, somewhere that has not go the best food safety track record. To date, the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) has advised that 31 HAV cases have been linked epidemiologically to Nanna’s Mixed Berries.
Now that the berries have been proven innocent, the company has recently recommenced supply of all its non-recalled Nanna’s and Creative Gourmet berries varieties. Frozen berries still remain off the market but it won’t be long until they come back on our supermarket shelves. Why? Because, Patties Foods is keen to engage with local berry growers in Australia on the development of a locally sourced berry range.
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