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Frozen Organic Strawberries Recalled from Some Shops in the U.S In Connection with Hepatitis A Virus

Frozen organic strawberries have been recalled from some of the shops in the U.S. They include Aldi and Costco stores along with Trader Joe’s stores across the nation.

The frozen strawberries sold in 18 states at Aldi, Costco, KeHE, Vital Choice Seafood, and PCC Community Markets under various brand names are being recalled by Scenic Fruit Company of Gresham, Oregon. 

The recalling of products is in connection with the Hepatitis A outbreak. Although it is a possible link, the public has been alerted. The presence of the virus was not detected in the frozen fruits.

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The further production of the fruits has been stopped as an investigation is underway. 

Since its outbreak, the Hepatitis virus has not led to any casualty. Yet, the possibility of a massive and long-lasting health condition can’t be ignored.

Since March 13, Washington has recorded five Hepatitis A infections. Reports from the CDC confirm every single one of those people admitted to consuming frozen organic strawberries. 

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The hepatitis A virus strain that is contagious this year shares genetic similarities with the outbreak of hepatitis A virus illnesses in 2022. Also, the virus had a connection with fresh organic strawberries.

The CDC advised giving post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to non-vaccinated patients who had consumed any contaminated food or water within two weeks of exposure since hepatitis A virus infections can have substantial health effects.

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