As of last week, five cases of Hepatitis A have been linked to frozen strawberry batches produced in Mexico. No deaths have been reported. A nationwide recall has been issued since the cases have been linked to two hospitalizations. The strawberry supplier has issued a full recall on the brands mentioned below. Hepatitis A has not been physically detected on any of the frozen strawberries, but the supplier is issuing the recall to be cautious.
Anyone not vaccinated against Hepatitis A is advised to contact their physician if they have eaten the below-mentioned brands of frozen strawberries within the last fourteen days.
The specific items recalled are:
- “Simply Nature 24-ounce organic strawberries with a “best before” date of June 14, 2024, and UPC number 4099100256222 that were sold in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
- Vital Choice 16-ounce organic strawberries with a “best before” date of May 20, 2024, and UPC number 834297005024 that were sold in Washington.
- Kirkland Signature 4-pound organic strawberries with a “best before” date of Oct . 8, 2024, and UPC number 96619140404 that were sold in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
- Made With 10-ounce organic strawberries with a “best before” date of Nov . 20, 2024, and UPC number 814343021390 that were sold in Illinois and Maryland.
- PCC Community Markets 32-ounce organic strawberries with a “best before” date of Oct . 29, 2024, and UPC number 22827109469 that were sold in Washington state.
- Trader Joe’s 16-ounce Organic Tropical Fruit B lend pineapples, bananas, strawberries, and mango with “best before” dates ranging from April 25, 202 4, to June 7, 2024, with a UPC number 00511919, sold nationwide.”
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