New Zealanders are being warned to take extra precautions before consuming frozen berries, Newsroom reports, due to the risk of exposure to Hepatitis A – an infectious liver disease. New Zealand Food Safety advised consumers – especially those with chronic liver damage, the elderly and pregnant people – to consider extra precautions if eating frozen berries to minimise the risk of contracting the disease. “While there is not sufficient information on a specific brand to initiate a targeted product recall, the evidence from the cases and from international experience, indicates a risk of exposure to Hepatitis A from consuming imported frozen berries,” they advised.