The FDA and CDC, in collaboration with state and local partners, are investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to frozen organic strawberries imported by a common supplier from certain farms located in Baja California, Mexico. The frozen organic strawberries were sold to a variety of retailers under multiple brand labels. Five people got sick, and two were hospitalized. The FDA updated the status of its investigation of hepatitis A in frozen strawberries. Two companies recalled products. California Splendor recalled Kirkland Signature 4-lb. bag Frozen Organic Whole Strawberries in certain states with specific lot codes. Scenic Fruits recalled frozen organic strawberries. California Splendor supplied recalled product to Costco stores in Los Angeles and Hawaii, and to two San Diego business centers. Scenic Fruit supplied recalled product to Costco, Aldi, KeHE, Vital Choice Seafood, and PCC Community Markets in specific states, and to Trader Joe’s nationwide. On March 17, 2023, Meijer, recalled frozen organic strawberries from certain market store locations. Based on epidemiological data collected by CDC, all people who provided information about what they ate before becoming ill reported eating frozen organic strawberries. @ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-hepatitis-virus-infections-frozen-strawberries-february-2023?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Update on the outbreak of Hepatitis A infections in frozen Strawberries (February 2023)
Hepatitis A Virus Infections: Frozen Strawberries (February 2023)
Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled Frozen Organic Strawberries. FDA’s investigation is ongoing.