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Organic Strawberries Have Been Linked To A Hepatitis A Outbreak. Here’s What We Know.

Ugh, I feel like it isn’t even safe to buy groceries anymore, I just need a huge piece of land so I can grow all of my own food.

Like seriously… Hepatitis A from strawberries?

Boxes with fresh strawberries on the market – image

Hepatitis A is normally spread from person to person when something that has been contaminated with the stool of a person with hepatitis A is put in another person’s mouth.

Do we need to go over handwashing again and why it is important?

I seriously thought that COVID reinforced basic hygiene and handwashing skills, guess I was wrong.

So, the FDA is currently investigating a Hepatitis A outbreak that has been linked to organic strawberries and I’m just grossed out.

investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections in the United States and Canada potentially linked to fresh organic strawberries branded as FreshKampo and HEB,

FDA website

The strawberries affected would have been purchased between March 5th, 2022, and April 25th, 2022., so if you have any of those frozen, throw them out now.

According to the FDA, as of now, there have been 17 reported illnesses and 12 hospitalizations from the consumption of contaminated strawberries.

If you are unsure of what brand you purchased, when you purchased your strawberries, or where you purchased them from prior to freezing them, the strawberries should be thrown away.

FDA

The recalled brands are: FreshKampo and HEB and were sold at Aldi, HEB, Kroger, Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Weis Markets, WinCo Foods, and more.

The strawberries have been sold by Aldi, Kroger, Walmart, Trader Joe’s, and more.