Australia – Pomegranates Arils Linked to Australia Hepatitis A Outbreak

Food Poison Journal Afghan_pomegranates

According to press reports, Western Australia has reported its first case of hepatitis A infection, as part of a national outbreak linked to contaminated frozen pomegranates.The Western Australia case follows five cases in New South Wales, one in Australian Capital Territory and one in Queensland.

The implicated product is Creative Gourmet brand pomegranate arils, sold at Coles Supermarkets.

As a precautionary measure, Entyce Food Ingredients Pty Ltd has issued a voluntary recall of its Creative Gourmet Frozen Pomegranate Aril product.

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