A Seattle-King County Public Health food inspector late Thursday ordered the closure of Burien Fresh Smoothies in conjunction with an ongoing foodborne illness outbreak that has seen two people admitted to hospitals.

Burien is a town of about 50,000 immediately west of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in King County, WA. The restaurant is at 15712 1st…

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated this outbreak on Friday afternoon to a total of 119 cases of Hepatitis A from eight states. Forty-seven of these individuals have been hospitalized, but no related deaths are being reported. As of Sept. 14, CDC gives the state-by-state breakdown of the 119 total cases…

Update: As news reports of food establishments serving Townsend Farm berries in their smoothies continue to come in, Food Safety News will update this story. Colorado: Patrons of two Colorado food establishments — Groovy Greens in Niwot and Sweet Pea Restaurant in Steamboat Springs — may have been exposed to hepatitis A, according to the…