29 sickened in US and Canada from Mexico Strawberries – Hepatitis A

Food Poison Journal

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Canadian Food Safety Agency investigated an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to imported fresh organic strawberries. 

These potentially contaminated fresh organic strawberries were imported from Baja California, a state in northern Mexico, and branded as FreshKampo and HEB by a common supplier; they were purchased in the United States during March 5, 2022, through April 15, 2022. 

Traceback investigations showed that outbreak-associated cases in California and Minnesota purchased FreshKampo brand fresh organic strawberries prior to becoming ill. The Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency also investigated an outbreak of hepatitis A; imported FreshKampo brand fresh organic strawberries were identified as the likely source of that outbreak.

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