Sunday, June 2, 2013

Hepatitis A from Costco Frozen Berries?

Health officials have linked frozen berries from a Fairview producer sold in Costco ( to a hepatitis A outbreak in five states.

At least 30 people have become ill since April 29, according to statements Friday from state and federal officials. The cases are spread among Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico. No patients have been identified in Oregon.

Food safety sleuths traced the outbreak to frozen berries produced by Townsend Farms in Fairview. The Food and Drug Administration said that 11 of 17 people interviewed so far consumed Townsend Farms ( Anti-Oxidant Blend, which contains cherries, blueberries, pomegranate seeds,


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