FDA Investigating Possible Link Between Hepatitis A Outbreak and Fresh Strawberries

FDA Investigating Possible Link Between Hepatitis A Outbreak and Fresh Strawberries

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a potential link between a hepatitis A outbreak and fresh organic strawberries.

The FDA 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, said the strawberries were branded as FreshKampo and HEB and purchased between March 5 and April 25.

They were distributed nationwide and sold at a number of retailers including Aldi, HEB, Kroger, Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Weis Markets and WinCo Foods.

The potentially affected strawberries are now past their shelf life, FDA said, but people who froze them for later use should not eat them.