RECALL | Frozen fruit recalled nationally after cases of Hep A

Imported frozen pomegranate products have been pulled from the shelves at Coles supermarkets across Australia after being linked to seven cases of hepatitis A in NSW.

NSW Health asked on Friday evening for anyone who was purchased Creative Gourmet Frozen Pomegranates to return them immediately for a full refund.

All products with best-before dates up to and including March 20, 2020, are being recalled.


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It comes after seven people were diagnosed with hepatitis A after eating the frozen fruit.

Patients are based in Sydney, Wollongong and the Central Coast.

NSW Health has asked anyone who may have the product not to eat it and keep an eye out for any symptoms, which include nausea, vomiting, fever and yellowing of the skin, dark urine and pale stools.

They can take between 15 and 150 days to develop.

If not already vaccinated, those who have eaten the fruit may benefit from a vaccination.

NSW authorities are working with other states and territories to confirm if the infection can be definitively linked to the Coles product and whether there are locally-acquired cases of the infection elsewhere.

Fresh pomegranates have not been affected.

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