June 17, 2019

More Frozen Berries Recalled For Hepatitis A; Townsend Farms, Costco

Townsend Farms has notified Costco that an FDA test found that a domestic conventional frozen blackberry product that was manufactured by Townsend Farms may be contaminated with hepatitis A.  The FDA issued a food safety alert about Kroger frozen blackberries and frozen berry medley for the same issue earlier this week. That alert has been updated with more information. Townsend Farms is the supplier for the Kroger frozen berry products and for the newly announced recalled product: frozen Kirkland Signature Three Berry Blend product sold by Costco. The recalled frozen Kirkland Signature brand Three Berry Blend was sold from the Costco stores in San Diego and Los Angeles in California and in Hawaii. The berries were sold in a 4 pound bag. The best by dates range from February 16, … [Read more...]

FDA Issues Public Health Alert About Hepatitis A in Kroger Frozen Blackberries

The FDA has issued a health alert about hepatitis A in Kroger frozen blackberries. This product was sold under the Kroger grocery store "Private Selection" brand. The problem was discovered by the FDA under an ongoing frozen berry sampling assignment for hepatitis A and norovirus. This sampling program was launched after three hepatitis outbreaks and one norovirus outbreak were linked to frozen berries from 1997 to 2016. Just two of those hepatitis outbreaks sickened more than 300 people in the United States. The recalled products include: PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN TRIPLE BERRY MEDLEY, 48 OZ (BEST BY: 07-07-20; UPC: 0001111079120); PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN TRIPLE BERRY MEDLEY, 16 OZ (BEST BY: 06-19-20; UPC: 0001111087808); PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN BLACKBERRIES, 16 OZ (BEST … [Read more...]

Kroger Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley Recalled For Hepatitis A

The Kroger Company is recalling Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley because the product may be contaminated with the hepatitis A virus. No illnesses have been reported to date. It can take up to 50 days after exposure to this virus for symptoms to appear. The recalled products are: PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN TRIPLE BERRY MEDLEY, 48 OZ (BEST BY: 07-07-20; UPC: 0001111079120); PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN TRIPLE BERRY MEDLEY, 16 OZ (BEST BY: 06-19-20; UPC: 0001111087808); PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN BLACKBERRIES, 16 OZ (BEST BY: 06-19-20, 07-02-20; UPC: 0001111087809) These items were distributed to all of the Kroger stores and Kroger owned stores nationwide. Supermarkets and multi-department stores include  Ralphs, Dillons, Smith’s, King Soopers, Fry’s, QFC, City Market, … [Read more...]

Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Teriyaki Japan in North Augusta, SC

Customers who ate at Teriyaki Japan on Edgefield Road in North Augusta, South Carolina may have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus, according to a news release by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Anyone who ate food or drank beverages between May 14 and May 28, 2019 could have been exposed to the virus. Dr. Linda Bell, state epidemiologist, said in a statement, "The concern here is not the restaurant. It is with a food handler who has hepatitis A infection." The risk of contracting the illness is low, but it still exists. "As a precaution, in these situations, vaccination should be considered for individuals who were exposed during the time the food handler was contagious," she added. Anyone who ate there after May 17, 2019 can no longer get … [Read more...]

Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Roy Moore’s Fish Shack in Rockport, MA

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is warning consumers that if they ate cold food or uncooked food at Roy Moore's Fish Shack in Rockport, Massachusetts between April 21 and May 12, 2019 may have been exposed to hepatitis A. A food service employee of the restaurant who worked there during those dates has been confirmed as sick with hepatitis A. Anyone who ate there after May 6, 2019 can get a hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination to protect themselves against the illness. Anyone who ate there before May 6, 2019 can only monitor themselves for the symptoms of the illness. The vaccinations are only effective if given within two weeks of exposure. The cold or uncooked foods that were available at Roy Moore's Fish Shack include salads and salad items, rolls, bread, … [Read more...]

Silverthorn Country Club FL Employee Diagnosed with Hepatitis A

An employee at the Silverthorn Country Club in Spring Hill has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to the Florida Department of Health in Hernando County. The employee worked at that location between April 12 and April 30, 2019. That means that anyone who ate there on April 18, 2019 or later is still eligible to receive a hepatitis A vaccination. Those shots are only effective if given within two weeks of exposure. It's too late for anyone who ate there before April 18 to get a shot; all those people can do is monitor themselves for the symptoms of hepatitis A and see their doctor if they do appear. Anyone who ate there April 18, 2019 must be vaccinated today. Any customers who have questions about this can call the DOH-Hernando at 352-247-6111 and leave their information … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Exposure at Zaxby’s in Savannah, Georgia

A food handler at Zaxby's restaurant at 5971 Ogeechee Road in Savannah, Georgia has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to the Coastal Health District of Georgia. Anyone who ate food or drank beverages at that facility from March 29, 2019 through April 3, 2019 is at risk for developing the illness. While it is rare for restaurant patrons to get sick when a food handler is sick, it does happen. This virus is very contagious. This exposure period is within the two week period when a hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination is effective. Anyone who ate there on March 29, 2019 has to get a vaccine today or they will not be protected. Most pharmacies offer these vaccinations, or contact your health care provider to get one. The symptoms of hepatitis A include loss of … [Read more...]

Potential Hepatitis A at McDonald’s in Chickamauga, GA

A food handler at the McDonald's at 106 LaFayette Road in Chickamauga, Georgia has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. This person worked there from March 4 through March 17, 2019 while he or she was infectious. "There might be some risk to the public," said District Health Director Dr. Unini Odama, although it is relatively rare for restaurant patrons to contract this illness from a food handler. Anyone who ate food or consumed a beverage at that location during that time frame should contact their health care provider. Since the hepatitis A and immune globulin vaccinations are only effective if given within two weeks of exposure, it's too late for a shot. Monitor your health for the symptoms of hepatitis A for the next 50 days. Those symptoms can include loss of appetite, weight … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A In Food Handler At Frisch’s Restaurant in Ohio

A case of hepatitis A has been identified in a Frisch's employee who worked in two of the restaurant's locations: at 1228 Scioto Street in Urbana, Ohio, and at 1830 Bechtle Avenue in Springfield, Ohio. The Champaign Health District and the Clark County Combined Health District are working to vaccinate all restaurant employees. The restaurant and public health officials did not name the dates that the employee worked there, stating that "the risk of transmission to patrons is extremely low due to safe food handling procedures being in place." Restaurant spokesperson said they are fully cooperating with the Health Department and appreciate their work. A hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination is only effective if given within two weeks of exposure. Anyone who has eaten at those … [Read more...]

KFC Worker in Eaton, Ohio Diagnosed with Hepatitis A

The Preble County Public Health Department has released a notice stating that an employee at the KFC restaurant at 1200 North Barron Street in Eaton, Ohio, has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. The government says that anyone who ate there from February 9, 2019 through February 20, 2019 may have been exposed to the virus, although the risk of developing hepatitis A from this exposure is very low. It's too late to get a vaccination for anyone who ate there before February 14, 2019. since the shot is only effective if given within two weeks of exposure. Those people can only monitor themselves for up to 50 days for the symptoms of hepatitis A and see their doctors if they do get sick. Vaccinations are available at doctors' offices and some pharmacies. Those symptoms include fatigue, … [Read more...]

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