FDA investigates hepatitis A outbreak possibly linked to organic strawberries

Two brands of organic strawberries are being investigated by the Food and Drug Administration in connection to Hepatitis A.

e The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are also investigating the outbreak.

HEB-branded FreshKampo fresh organic strawberries were sold at many retailers across the country, including Aldi, HEB and Kroger.

The strawberries in question were bought between March 5 and April 25, after the expiration of their shelf life. Consumers who purchased the berries to be frozen for later consumption are advised to throw them out immediately.

The FDA stated that strawberries should be thrown out if they are not sure of their brand or were purchased from a different source before freezing.

e It is a contagious disease and can cause symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, stomach pain, jaundice, and stomach pain.

According to an announcement, the FDA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are currently investigating the infection.

According to the FDA, cases of Hepatitis A in California, Minnesota, and Canada were traced back to people who bought organic strawberry brands.

There were 17 reported cases in the U.S.: 15 in California, one each in Minnesota and North Dakota, and 12 hospitalizations. The last case of illness was reported on April 30.

The FDA advised that strawberries should be thrown away by anyone who has frozen them. If you suspect that you have symptoms related to hepatitis A, the FDA encourages people to speak with their healthcare provider.

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