Pomegranate kernels recalled

Scenic Fruit Company of Gresham, Oregon, is voluntarily recalling 5,091 cases (61,092 eight-ounce bags) of Woodstock Frozen Organic Pomegranate Kernels with code date 2/4/15.  

Based on an ongoing epidemiological and trace-back investigation by the US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of an illness outbreak, the kernels have the potential to be contaminated with Hepatitis A virus. 

No illnesses have been reported as a result of consuming the kernals, which were imported from Turkey.  

They are sold in resealable plastic bags with UPC Code 0 42563 01628 9. 

Kirk Market in the Cayman Islands has removed the affected product from its shelves. Anyone who has purchased this product is asked to return it to Kirk Market for a full refund. 


A voluntary recall of pomegranate kernals has been made. Photo: File