Swedish supermarket chain Ica has removed all frozen strawberries from its stores due to the risk of hepatitis A contamination, according to Swedish news outlet The Local. The recalled berries, grown in Morocco and Egypt, come labeled as Ica Basic frozen strawberries, Ica deep frozen strawberries, and Ica Basic Berry Mix (Bärmix). Sweden and…

Those frozen strawberries that were “very likely” the cause of food poisoning that sickened more than 11,000 German schoolchildren were very certainly grown in China. China is now the world’s biggest exporter of strawberries, and those going to German schools were grown in China’s province of Shangdong. The Chinese strawberries were then transported by ship…

Frozen strawberries are “very likely” the cause of food poisoning that sickened more than 11,000 students in almost 500 schools and day care centers, mostly in eastern areas of Germany, during the last week. The Robert Koch Institute, which investigates infectious diseases and outbreaks for the German Health Ministry, reported on a “strong and statistically…

Eight cases of hepatitis A over the past two months in British Columbia may be linked to frozen berries, the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) said Thursday as it warned consumers not to eat Pomeberry Blend frozen berries manufactured by Western Family.

The blend, which was distributed through Save-On-Foods and Overwaitea, contains frozen…

Lab tests confirmed that deer feces found in strawberry fields in Oregon were the source of E. coli 0157:H7 infections that killed one person and sickened at least 14 others, Oregon Public Health Division officials confirmed Wednesday.

“There were six samples that positively matched the E. coli that was found in the people who were…

Following reports that fresh strawberries sold at Oregon roadside stands and farmers markets were the likely source of at least 10 E. coli O157:H7 infections, one fatal, the Seattle-based food safety law firm Marler Clark donated $5,000 to the Food Alliance of Portland.

The Food Alliance, according to its website, “provides comprehensive third-party certification for …

Strawberries sold at roadside and farmer’s markets last month in Oregon have been implicated in an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infection that has caused one death and sickened as many as 15 others, the Oregon Department of Public Health announced Monday.

The outbreak sent four people to the hospital and two suffered hemolytic uremic …

One person in Oregon has been killed and at least nine others — and possibly as many as 16 — have been sickened in an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to fresh strawberries from a farm in Newberg.

Oregon Public Health officials said Monday that the strawberries were grown at the Jaquith Strawberry Farm …

The comment period for weighing in on a petition to ban the controversial chemical methyl iodide — an EPA-approved crop fumigant developed for strawberry production — is winding down this week. Those interested in weighing in on the issue have until April 30 to do so.

strawberriesmethyliodide-featured.jpgThe Environmental Protection Agency was petitioned last year by …