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Two More Hep A Cases in Townsend Farms Outbreak

Update: As of Friday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. EST, 150 illnesses and 66 hospitalizations had been reported in the hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen pomegranate seeds distributed in Townsend Farms’ mixed berry product.  At least 150 people have been found ill in the Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen pomegranate seeds included in… Continue Reading

Hepatitis A Outbreak from Pomegranate Seeds in Berry Mix Hits 136

At least 136 people in eight states are now confirmed to have fallen ill with hepatitis A from eating contaminated pomegranate seeds sold in Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant berry mix from Costco stores, according to the latest number from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number ill by state are as follows:… Continue Reading

Hepatitis A Vaccination Process Causes Stress, Fear for Many

Reflecting on a week of sleepless nights and gut-churning stress, George Bentley said he wished Costco’s recall of frozen berries could have come at a better time. Bentley, from La Puente, Calif., got a call from Costco on the evening of Friday, May 31. The retailer had just announced a recall of Townsend Farms Organic… Continue Reading

Townsend Farms Hepatitis A Outbreak Hits 87

At least 87 people in eight states are now known to have been sickened with hepatitis A in the outbreak connected to Townsend Farms frozen berries sold at Costco stores, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 36 people have been hospitalized. Based on known information, roughly 66 percent of… Continue Reading

Hepatitis A Cases Hit 61 in Townsend Farms Berry Outbreak

At least 61 people have been found sickened with hepatitis A in the outbreak linked to Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Berry Mix sold at Costco stores, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those illness are spread across seven U.S. states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah. Of the… Continue Reading

Colorado Reports 12 Cases Part of Multistate Hepatitis A Outbreak; San Diego Reports 5

Twelve of the 49 people sickened in the ongoing multistate Hepatitis A outbreak are Colorado residents, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The state announced on Tuesday that it is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate an outbreak believed… Continue Reading