Saturday, June 1, 2013

Costco Berries Linked To Hepatitis A Outbreak

A rare outbreak of acute hepatitis A, that has made 30 people ill, has been linked to a frozen berry and pomegranate seed mix, health officials say.

Costco has removed The Townsend Farms Organic Anti-oxidant Blend Frozen Berry Mix from all its shelves, according to USA Today.

It is also notifying all members who bought the product since late February.

Health officials fear smaller businesses may have bought the berries from Costco in bulk and then used them to make smoothies, frozen bar drinks and other types of desserts and drinks.