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Hepatitis Outbreak Linked to Costco Frozen Berries

They contained pomegranate seeds from Turkey


Costco store signMore than 30 people have been sickened by contaminated frozen berries sold at a popular retail chain.

Federal regulators have linked an outbreak of hepatitis A to Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend. Some of the infected people said they purchased the frozen berries at Costco (COST). Illnesses have been reported in California, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico, the Associated Press noted.

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Townsend farms said the frozen berry mix contains pomegranate seeds imported from Turkey and used only in that product. The Food and Drug Administration is conducting a review of Townsend’s processing plant in Oregon, but says that the strain of hepatitis A detected in the infected people is associated with the Middle East and North Africa.

Hepatitis A infects the liver and can cause abdominal discomfort and jaundice in addition to fatigue.

Costco has withdrawn the product from store shelves.

Shares of Costco slipped fractionally in Monday morning trading.

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