Organic Strawberries Recalled After Hepatitis Link

Strawberries are being recalled amid an investigation by the US Food &  Drug Administration into a multi state hepatitis outbreak linked to the berries.

“Do not eat, serve, or sell FreshKampo or HEB brand organic strawberries purchased between March 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022,” the FDA website says, noting that the investigation is still ongoing.

The berries were sold at retailers like Aldi, Safeway, Walmart and Trader Joes. If you purchased the FreshKampo or HEB organic strawberries, they should be thrown away and not consumed.

Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver with symptoms like fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea, abdominal discomfort, dark urine, pale stools or jaundice (i.e., yellowing of skin or whites of eyes), according to the North Dakota Department of Health.

r According to the FDA the strawberries are linked to 17 US illnesses and 12 hospitalizations.