Urgent Recall of Popular Dried Fruit Snack Over Hepatitis Contamination Fears


Food Standards Australia have recalled Jordan River Dates due to a potential microbial contamination with Hepatitis A.

The popular fruit snack, created by Picky Eaters Pty Ltd, is found in IGA stores across the country, including independent supermarkets across NSW.

The recalled items have an expiry date of June 2022 and the batch code is JRD 1/2021.

Food Standards Australia advises anyone who has consumed the recalled goods to seek medical advice immediately.

Hepatitis A is a contagious disease, spread by contact with infected food, drink and humans, through their fluids and waste.

It affects the liver and usually causes mild illness, but can sometimes be severe and result in liver failure.

Symptoms include fever, nausea, stomach pain, jaundice - a yellowing of the skin - and dark urine. This typically begin two to four weeks after infection.

For more information about the recall, head to the Food Standards Australia website.

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