Frozen Strawberries Recalled Due To Hepatitus A Virus

Frozen Strawberries Recalled Due To Hepatitus A Virus

Amador County health officials are looking into the recent recall of frozen Egyptian strawberries due to possibly Hepatitis A Virus contamination, and so far they have good news. The berries were not sold in grocery stores, but were distributed to restaurants, wineries and school cafeterias throughout the country. Health officials checked several potential locations in the county and found that all of the establishments either did not receive the product or served the product in a way that would kill the bacteria or prevent sickness.  They also checked private assisted living sites and found that in one instance, some recalled product was served. Everyone who ate the strawberries has been offered a post-exposure prophylaxis to help prevent the disease. Any remaining product was destroyed after the recall and there have been no cases of Hepatitis A in Amador County due to consumption of the recalled strawberries.  Health officials say that it’s important to look for the signs of HAV, which occur within 15 to 50 days of exposure and include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, yellowing of the skin, joint pain, dark urine and pale stool. Those with symptoms of Hepatitis A should contact their healthcare provider immediately.

 

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