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Monday, March 5, 2012

Sun-dried tomato alert: Health investigators link them to outbreak of hepatitis cases

Health experts are investigating an outbreak of potentially deadly hepatitis linked to sun-dried tomatoes, it emerged yesterday.

Seven people developed symptoms of hepatitis A, which is infectious and can lead to fatal liver complications.

Four of them were hospitalised by the illness but have now been given the all-clear.

However, health protection officials fear contaminated samples or other foods containing them could still be on sale or lurking in kitchen cupboards.

This is because they are unable to test food for the virus and do not know which brand of sun-dried tomato is responsible. Read More