Radio New Zealand: The owner of the Nelson company at the centre of a scare over a Hepatitis A virus in imported berries is apologising to the people who became sick and has vowed to find the source.

The Ministry for Primary Industries last night ordered FSL Foods to recall its Fruzio Mixed Berries sold in 1kg and 500g bags containing blackberries and strawberries.

FSL Foods owner Mike Glover said news that his company was linked to the Hepatitis A cases had left his staff gutted. “We are obviously devastated that it’s been our product that has been recalled. We have very robust systems in place and we deal with suppliers who supply internationally to major chains around the world.

“We have a crew here, a team of people who are committed to our product line, committed to looking after the customer. I’ve had people in tears. I’ve had the whole nine yards. Yes, it’s not something that I’d wish on my worst enemy.”

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