A possible relationship between a hepatitis A epidemic and fresh organic Strawberries is being investigated by the US Food and Drug Administration. The were purchased between March 5 and April 25 and were marketed as FreshKampo and HEB, according to the FDA, which worked with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and state and local partners.
They were distributed countrywide and sold at Aldi, HEB, Kroger, Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Weis Markets, and WinCo Foods, among other retailers. According to the FDA, the potentially contaminated Strawberries have passed their expiration date, but anyone who has frozen them for later use should not consume them.
Anyone who hasn’t been vaccinated against hepatitis A and has purchased and eaten Strawberries in the recent two weeks should speak with a health care expert to see if post-exposure prophylaxis is necessary. Anyone who suspects they may have had symptoms as a result of eating the Strawberries should see their doctor.