Frozen Strawberries Recalled Due to Hepatitis A Risk - CNET

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Certain frozen strawberries that were disposable astatine Trader Joe's, Costco and different stores shouldn't beryllium eaten owing to a hazard of hepatitis A, the US Food and Drug Administration warned consumers this week.


The FDA alert includes this representation of immoderate of the brands and packaging.

Some tons of Kirkland Signature integrated strawberries, Trader Joe's Organic Tropical Fruit Blend and different brands were voluntarily recalled by 2 suppliers this week arsenic the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyse an outbreak linked to the fruit.

An outbreak of hepatitis A successful Washington authorities has near 2 radical hospitalized and arsenic galore arsenic 5 radical infected, the FDA said successful an alert connected its site. The bureau said the patients reported that they'd eaten frozen integrated strawberries earlier they got sick. The infections are linked to strawberries imported from definite farms successful Baja California, Mexico, the FDA said.

"Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not sell, serve, oregon devour recalled frozen strawberries. These recalled products should beryllium returned oregon thrown away," the alert said. "If consumers purchased the recalled frozen integrated strawberries and ate those berries successful the past 2 weeks, and person not been vaccinated against hepatitis A, they should instantly consult with their healthcare professional."

Other stores that carried the frozen strawberries see Aldi and PCC Community Markets, and different brands see Made With and Simply Nature integrated strawberries. 

Specific details astir stores, lots, best-buy dates and truthful connected are disposable successful the FDA's alert.

The 2 suppliers, California Splendor and Scenic Fruit, person besides released accusation connected the recall, arsenic person Aldi, Costco, PCC Community Markets and Trader Joe's. They each accidental that hepatitis A hasn't been detected successful their respective products but that the recalls were made "out of an abundance of caution." Made With didn't instantly respond to a petition for remark Saturday.

The FDA said that the strain of hepatitis A recovered successful Washington authorities is identical to the strain that caused an outbreak successful 2022.

Hepatitis A is an corruption of the liver, an organ liable for filtering humor and different important functions. Though astir radical retrieve wholly (and galore radical successful the US are vaccinated against the virus), symptoms tin past weeks to months and tin origin much superior unwellness successful immoderate people. 

Symptoms see abdominal pain, acheronian urine, fatigue, jaundice, nausea, airy stool, and vomiting, the FDA said. In immoderate cases, symptoms whitethorn not beryllium apparent, peculiarly successful kids younger than 6.

CNET's Jessica Rendall contributed to this report.

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