DDS: FOOD RECALL ADVISORY: Woodstock Farms Pomegranate Kernels (Scenic Fruit) Recall

TO: DDS Regional Directors, STS Director, CTH Coordinators, Private Providers, CO Quality Management Personnel
FROM: Daniel A. Micari, Director, Quality Management Services
DATE: July 1, 2013
RE: FOOD RECALL ADVISORY: Woodstock Farms Pomegranate Kernels (Scenic Fruit) Recall.
 
 
Food Recall Advisory
 

Food Recall Advisory: On June 28, 2013 the FDA announced the recall of Woodstock Farms Pomegranate Kernels. This product has the potential to be contaminated with hepatitis A and must be removed from sale. A distribution list obtained from FDA indicates that the product has been widely distributed to various stores in Connecticut. No illnesses associated with this product have been reported in Connecticut although CDC is currently investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A that identified the product as a result of a traceback investigation..
 

See the 2013-38 Pomegranate Kernals Scenic Fruit Recal document for further information. (PDF, 913 KB) 
 
Please ensure those responsible for food shopping and preparation are aware of this food recall advisory.  Also review your food stores to determine whether or not the identified products are present.  If the identified products are present, address appropriately.