The Food and Drug Administration is looking into two organic strawberries that are sold in a variety of supermarkets for a possible connection with an outbreak of Hepatitis A. Here’s every detail on Hepatitis A Outbreak Strawberries!
“Multistate outbreak “multistate outbreak” has been possibly associated with organic strawberries sold with FreshKampo or HEB The FDA stated. The outbreak is being examined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and also known as the Public Health Agency of Canada as well as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
FreshKampo and HEB-branded fresh organic strawberries were sold at several retailers. FreshKampo and HEB-branded organic fresh strawberries were available at various stores across the country, including Aldi, HEB, Kroger, Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Weis Markets, and WinCo Foods.
These berries were bought between March 5 and April 25, beyond the shelf life. However, those who purchased the berries, then frozen the berries to later eat are advised to discard them as soon as they are able to.
“If you are unsure of what brand you purchased when you purchased your strawberries, or where you purchased them from prior to freezing them, the strawberries should be thrown away,” the FDA stated.
Are strawberries contaminated?
” All strawberries sold at H-E-B are safe,” the statement reads and added the fact that “no illnesses from strawberries related to the FDA investigation have been reported at H-E-B or in Texas.” In the United States, at least 37 states have registered nearly 44,000 incidents of Hepatitis A since the year 2016, which has led to at most 442 deaths.
What strawberries are being recalled?
It is believed that the FreshKampo and the HEB brand organic fresh strawberries were available at a variety of retailers across the country, including Aldi, HEB, Kroger, Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Weis Markets, and WinCo Foods. These strawberries had been bought between March 5 and April 25, beyond the shelf life.
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Can you get hepatitis A from fruit?
Hepatitis A in the event that you consume food or drink water that is contaminated by stool (feces) that contain the Hepatitis A virus. Unpeeled and raw vegetables and fruits, shellfish water, and ice are the most common cause of the disease.