Frozen pomegranate kernels recalled over Hepatitis A fear


No illnesses have been reported, and tests show no presence of the virus in the pomegranate kernels, but the company said it is recalling 5,091 cases out of an abundance of caution in response to an ongoing outbreak investigation by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The organic pomegranates are imported from Turkey. They were shipped between February and May 2013 to UNFI distribution centers in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington State.

The pomegranate kernels are sold in eight-ounce resealable plastic bags with UPC Code 0 42563 01628 9. The following lots are subject to this recall:

  • C 0129 (A,B, or C) 035 with a best by date of 02/04/2015
  • C 0388 (A,B, or C) 087 with a best by date of 03/28/2015
  • C 0490 (A,B, or C) 109 with a best by date of 04/19/2015

The company said customers who bought these products should throw them out. For more information, contact the Scenic Fruit Company at (877) 927-3434 or email to

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