September 26, 2017

Worker at Meijer in Michigan Diagnosed with Hepatitis A

A bakery food worker at the Meijer store in Mount Pleasant Michigan has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to the Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture and Rural Development Anyone who ate baked goods made on-site at that store in late August and in September may have been exposed to the virus. The store is located at 1015 Pickard Street in Mount Pleasant. The worker made the products between August 23 and September 20, 2017. The baked goods have a Meijer Bakery label, and include individual items such as single doughnuts and rolls from the self-serve case. If you have any products from that store in your home, they should be discarded. Freezing doesn't kill the hepatitis A virus. No illnesses have been identified from this exposure so far. … [Read more...]

Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at World Famous Restaurant in CA

The San Diego Department of Public Health is advising consumers that if they ate at the World Famous restaurant at 711 Pacific Beach Drive in San Diego, California on seven specific dates, at specific times, they may have been exposed to hepatitis A. San Diego is battling a huge hepatitis A outbreak. In fact, a public health emergency was declared in San Diego County the first week of September, 2017. Most people sickened are the homeless, but there have been illnesses among people who aren't in that category. Officials say it's too early to tell if this case is linked to that current outbreak. The dates and times of possible exposure are: August 28, 29, and 30, 2017 between 3:00 p and 11:00 pm; September 3 and 4 ,2017 between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm; and September 10 and 11 from … [Read more...]

Western Family Pineapple Recalled in Canada for Hepatitis A

Alberta Health Services is warning consumers that the hepatitis A virus has been found in a sample of Western Family brand fresh pineapple chunks sold in ready-to-go cups. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The cups were produced on August 12, 2017 and distributed to 58 Save-On-Foods, Overwaitea Foods and PriceSmart Foods stores in Alberta and BC. In Alberta, the product was only sold at Save-On-Foods; you can see a list of the stores at the Alberta Health Services web site. The cups may have been on sale from August 12, 2017 and had a best before date of August 19, 2017. If you ate this pineapple product, call Health Link by dialing 811. Officials will discuss your history and advise you on any steps you may need to take. Hepatitis A is a … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Exposure From Fruit Vendor in Los Angeles County CA

Consumers may have been exposed to hepatitis A from produce that may have been contaminated by a worker at a street-side fruit vendor, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The fruit vendor was located on the corner of W Ave L and 20th Street West, in Lancaster, CA. Anyone who bought fruit from the vendor’s fruit cart at this location from August 15 through August 22, 2017 may be at risk for hepatitis A. Anyone who purchased food from this vendor on August 22, 2017 should receive a hepatitis A or immune globulin vaccination today. If you purchased fruit from that location before August 22, it's too late to get a shot. Instead, you should monitor yourself for the symptoms of hepatitis A. A vaccination is only effective if given within two weeks of … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Warning for Westchester County, New York

Customers at the Monteverde at Oldstone restaurant in Cortlandt Manor, New York may have been exposed to hepatitis A. If you ate food or drank beverages there between May 24 and June 10, 2017, you may have been exposed because an employee has been diagnosed with the illness. If you ate there before June 6, 2017, you are no longer eligible for a vaccine to prevent the illness and should monitor yourself for the symptoms of the disease. If you ate there after June 6, 2017, you can receive a hepatitis A or immune globulin shot. Call the Westchester County Health Department for information about getting a vaccination. About 130 people have been treated by officials in White Plains. The symptoms of hepatitis A include abdominal pain, lethargy, loss of appetite, dark urine, … [Read more...]

Updated Info About Hepatitis A in Hilo Fish Company Frozen Tuna

The FDA has updated its information about the risk of hepatitis A in frozen tuna products distributed by Hilo Fish Company. That facility alerted its customers and distribution partners at that time to let them know about the voluntary recall issued on May 18, 2017. The FDA is working with Hilo and other distributors to make sure that the tuna is removed from the market and is not sold or served to consumers. The table that names the establishments that may have sold the tuna has been updated to include more facilities. You can see that table, which affects restaurants and stores in California, Texas, and Oklahoma, at the FDA web site. The recall is for frozen yellowfin tuna steaks sourced from Sustainable Seafood Company and yellowfin tuna cubes sourced from Santa Cruz Seafood. … [Read more...]

FDA Releases List of Facilities that Served Hepatitis A Positive Tuna

The FDA has released a list of facilities that served frozen raw ahi tuna cubes that were recalled for possible hepatitis A contamination. In their investigation report they have added a table that includes the names and addresses of the 31 restaurants and stores that sold the product in California, Texas, and Oklahoma. This product was recalled twice. The first recall was in Hawaii only. The product is imported raw frozen ahi tuna cubes sourced from PT Deho Canning Co. in Indonesia, sold under Tropic Fish with lot codes 609149 and 609187. The current recall, which was issued on May 18, 2017 [editor's note: we cannot find this recall on any FDA page], is for frozen yellowfin tuna steaks from Sustainable Seafood Company and yellowfin tuna cubes from Santa Cruz Seafood. This recall by … [Read more...]

Raw Tuna in Oahu, Hawaii Tests Positive for Hepatitis A

The Hawaii State Department of Health has been notified that imported frozen raw tuna has tested positive for the hepatitis A virus. This product, which was imported from Indonesia and distributed by Tropic Fish Hawaii, LLC, was used to prepare poke sold between April 27 and May 1, 2017 by food establishments on Oahu. Poke is a raw fish salad. It is served as both an appetizer and a main dish. The imported frozen fish was used to prepare poke that was sold at Times Supermarket and Shima's in Aiea, Kailua, Kaneohe, Kunia, Liliha, Mililani, Waipahu, and Waimanalo. The product was also used to prepare food served or sold by GP Hawaiian Food Catering, the Crab Shack Kapolei (also known as Maile Sunset Bar & Grill in Kapolei), Aloha Sushi at 3131 N. Nimitz, and the ABC store at … [Read more...]

Two Cases of Hepatitis A in Portland, Oregon

The Multnomah County Health Department is investigating two confirmed cases of hepatitis A in restaurant workers at two Cup & Saucer Cafes in Portland, Oregon. Since that virus is so contagious, anyone who ate or drank there during a certain time period may have been exposed. Health officials say that anyone who ate or drank at the Cup & Saucer Cafe, 8237 N. Denver, from March 22 to March 29, 2017 or at the Cup & Saucer Cafe at 3566 S.E. Hawthorne cafe on March 22 or March 25, 2017  should contact their healthcare provider immediately. You may need to be vaccinated or receive other preventive care. There are no cases involving the Cafe at 3000 N.E. Killingsworth. In addition, anyone who ate or drank at the North Denver location between February 21 and March 21, 2017, … [Read more...]

Hepatitis A Illnesses Linked to Whole Foods in Detroit, MI

Two cases of hepatitis A have been linked to Whole Foods Market at 115 Mack in Detroit, Michigan, according to the Detroit Health Department. News reports state that the illnesses are linked to the prepared foods section. That section includes the salad bar, pizza station, hot and cold delis, and packaged meals. One ill person is an employee who handles prepared food at the store, and the other ate prepared food purchased at that store. Public health officials do not know how each person contracted the illness, but are saying that anyone who may have eaten food purchased at the prepared foods section at that particular store on October 6 through October 12, 2016 may have been exposed to the virus. No other cases have been reported to date. It's now too late for people who ate there … [Read more...]

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