FreshKampo, HEB-branded strawberries show potential link to hepatitis A

Strawberries from FreshKampo, HEB have potential link to hepatits A
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The FDA and the CDC, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, state and local partners are conducting an investigation pertaining to the potential link of a food outbreak and hepatitis A.

Investigations are happening with organic strawberries and from FreshKampo and HEB and a potential link to hepatitis A. People are being advised that if they purchased strawberries from either brand between March 5 and April 25 of 2022 to not eat them.

These brands are sold across multiple grocery stores, including Kroger, Safeway, Trader Joe’s and more.

If you do not know when you purchased them, it is advised to throw them away.

If you ate these strawberries in the last two weeks and have not been vaccinated for hepatitis A, the FDA says to contact your healthcare professional to determine whether a  post exposure prophylaxis is needed. 

Data shows that strawberries purchased from those brands in between those dates in March and April are a likely cause of the illness. Illnesses were reported in multiple states, including California, Minnesota and Canada.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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