Strawberries Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak

The F.D.A. has announced that an outbreak of Hepatitis A in both the United States and
Canada, could possibly be from organic strawberries sold in March and April. According to the
New York Times, health officials say the outbreak came from “fresh organic strawberries
branded as FreshKampo and H-E-B”, which are sold at Trader Joe’s, Sprouts Farmers Market,
Walmart, Kroger, Aldi, H-E-B, Safeway, and Weis Markets.

There have been 17 hepatitis A cases that were linked to strawberries in the United States. In
Canada, there were 10 confirmed cases. The New York Times reported that health officials said
strawberries bought between March 5th and April 25th should be thrown out, even if they are
frozen. The F.D.A. also announced that people who have consumed strawberries in the last 2
weeks and believe that they may be infected, should reach out to a doctor.

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