Strawberries likely caused hepatitis A outbreak, FDA says

Strawberries likely caused hepatitis A outbreak, FDA says

May 30, 2022 by CBS News

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  • MoneyWatch Updated on: May 30, 2022 / 7:08 PM / MoneyWatch FDA investigating hepatitis A outbreak Hepatitis A outbreak possibly linked to strawberries 00:27 Packages of FreshKampo and HEB brand strawberries are likely linked to more than a dozen recent cases of hepatitis A in California, federal food regulators said.
  • The FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, joined by the Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections in the U.S. and Canada potentially linked to fresh, organic strawberries with the FreshKampo or HEB labels and purchased between March 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022.
  • The FDA has received reports of 17 hepatitis A cases in the U.S. since the strawberries hit store shelves, and a dozen people have been hospitalized.
  • "No illnesses from strawberries related to the FDA investigation have been reported at HEB or in Texas," the company said in a statement Sunday.

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