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Recalled dates linked to hepatitis A outbreak in Denmark

According to Denmark’s State Serum Institute, an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to dates has sickened 14 people, hospitalizing all but one, since the first confirmed illness in December 2017. During the initial interviews, several of the patients indicated having eaten dates. Juicy Dates brand dates were recalled Feb. 6. Public health epidemiologists found virus samples from seven of the patients is type… Continue Reading

Allergy Alert: Sulfites on Dates Imported from China

Domega NY International Co. in Brooklyn is recalling dried dates imported from China after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors and subsequent analysis revealed the product contained high levels of sulfites that were not declared on the label. No illnesses have been reported, the New York agriculture department… Continue Reading