December 7, 2021

Lawsuit for Costco-Townsend Farms Berries Hepatitis A Victims

Hepatitis A lawyers are representing people who contracted Hepatitis A infections after eating Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend purchased at Costco, the berry mix associated with a Hepatitis A outbreak that has sickened people in at least 7 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. Since this post was first published there has been a recall of the Costco berries associated with this outbreak. Townsend Farms, Inc., an Oregon company, recalled Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend, 3 lb. bag, sold at Costco with UPC 0 78414 404448. The recalled codes are located on the back of the package with the words “BEST BY” followed by the code T012415 sequentially through T053115, followed by a letter.  The company also recalled product sold at Harris … [Read more...]

Townsend Farms Outbreak: Rare Strain Also Turned Up in European Berries

The rare strain of hepatitis A associated with frozen berries sold at Costco was also the source of a frozen berry hepatitis A outbreak in Europe earlier this year and in British Columbia in 2012.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments, the strain hepatitis A genotype 1B has sickened at least 32 people in six states since the end of April. But because the outbreak was not announced until the end of May and because symptoms can take between two to seven weeks after exposure to develop, the case numbers are likely to increase. A hepatitis A vaccination can prevent illness if given within two weeks of exposure to the contaminated product. Anyone who has eaten these berries within the last two weeks should contact a health care … [Read more...]

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