September 28, 2022

Strawberry Hepatitis A Outbreak Sickens 17, Hospitalizes 12

A potential strawberry hepatitis A outbreak has sickened at least 17 people in three states and has hospitalized 12 of those patients, according to the FDA. That is a very high hospitalization rate. The berries are FreshKampo and HEB brands. The berries are past their shelf life and are no longer available in stores, but some consumers probably froze some for later consumption. Freezing does not kill the hepatitis A virus. The case count by state is: California (15), Minnesota (1), and North Dakota (1). The berries were sold nationwide. Illness onset dates range from March 28, 2022 to April 30, 2022. But because it can take up to 50 days for hepatitis symptoms to appear and because some people may have preserved the berries, more cases may be diagnosed. We do not yet know the … [Read more...]

Taylor Farms Products Made With Thomson International Onions Recalled

The USDA is issuing a public health alert for some Taylor Farms products made with Thomson International onions that were recalled for possible Salmonella Newport contamination. There is a multistate outbreak potentially linked to those onions that has sickened almost 400 people in the U.S., but there are no confirmed reports of illness due to consumption of these FSIS-regulated products made with those onions. The ready to eat meat and poultry items were made on July 30 and July 31, 2020. They are: 7.25 ounce plastic sealed containers labeled “Sausage Breakfast Scramble Bowl” with lot code TFD212AU8 and TFD213AU8 and with a best if used by dates of 08/06/2020 or 08/07/2020. 6.2 ounce plastic sealed containers labeled as “Taylor Farms Cheddar Cheese & Chicken Salad Snack … [Read more...]

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