Header graphic for print

Food Safety News

Breaking news for everyone's consumption

hepatitis A outbreak

Hawaii Hepatitis A cases up to 74; vaccine being redistributed

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has updated to 74 its confirmed case count in the ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak, which is an increase of 22 new cases since the department’s previous update last week. All of the sickened individuals are Oahu residents, DOH noted, except for two people who live on the islands of Hawaii and Maui but… Continue Reading

Costco Canada caught up in recall of frozen organic vegetables

Possible listeria contamination in organic peas has caused Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. to issue its second frozen organic food recall in eight days. Organic by Nature brand frozen sweet peas are the implicated food this time, following Costco’s April 15 recall of Nature’s Touch brand organic berry cherry blend. The frozen organic fruit is linked… Continue Reading

Costco offers vaccines, denies liability and declares dividend

To curb an ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak traced to frozen organic fruit sold at Costco stores in Canada, the retailer is offering free vaccinations to consumers, as it did in 2013 when a similar outbreak was linked to another frozen fruit product. The current outbreak linked to Nature’s Touch brand frozen organic “Berry Cherry Blend”… Continue Reading

Hepatitis outbreak linked to frozen organic fruit sold at Costco

Canadian officials have linked an ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak to a frozen organic fruit blend of berries and cherries sold exclusively at Costco stores. Nature’s Touch is recalling its “Organic Berry Cherry Blend” because of the outbreak. Canadian health officials are particularly concerned that consumers may have the product, which has a “Best Before” date… Continue Reading

Hilton Head Restaurant Customers Exposed to Hepatitis A

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) wants customers and staff of Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks in Hilton Head Island who were at the restaurant on Feb. 15, 2014, to contact their primary care provider to receive treatment for possible exposure to the Hepatitis A virus. On Friday, DHEC was notified that… Continue Reading

CDC Updates Hepatitis A Outbreak Numbers: 159 Ill in 10 States

The number of hepatitis A cases associated with Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend has grown to 159, according to an update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that was issued today. According to the CDC, cases were reported in 10 states:  Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah… Continue Reading

Case Count Rises to 147 in Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Pomegranate Seeds

Four more illnesses have been reported in the hepatitis A outbreak linked to pomegranate seeds sold in the western U.S., bringing the total case count up from 143 to 147, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday. The newly recorded cases occurred in California, which reported one new case, and New Mexico, which… Continue Reading