Anyone who has not been vaccinated for Hepatitis A and has eaten imported yellowfin tuna in the past two weeks — especially if they live in California, Oklahoma, New York or Texas — should consider getting a post-exposure prophylactic shot for the virus.

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A recall of Wholesome Farms brand ice cream cups made for multi-national foodservice supplier Sysco Corp. is being expanded to include a second flavor because government tests showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Central Smith Creamery of Selwyn, Ontario, recalled Wholesome Farms brand “Vanilla Sundae Cup” products Friday, and expanded it Tuesday to include strawberry sundae cups.…

Foodservice operations in Canada are being warned not to serve Wholesome Farms brand ice cream cups made for multi-national supplier Sysco Corp. because federal tests showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Central Smith Creamery of Selwyn, Ontario, recalled the Wholesome Farms brand “Vanilla Sundae Cup” products Friday, according to a notice on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency…

County and state health departments continue to dribble out details on restaurants, schools and other foodservice operations that received and served frozen strawberries from Egypt that are under recall for Hepatitis A contamination as time runs out for potential victims to receive post-exposure vaccinations.

The post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) must be administered within two weeks or…

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State and local health departments across the country are apparently being left to their own devices to alert the public to potential Hepatitis A exposure from strawberries from Egypt as the window of opportunity for post-exposure vaccination slips closed.

Field workers harvest strawberries in Egypt. Strawberry exports are heavily promoted on the Egyptian government's website. Field workers harvest strawberries in Egypt. Strawberry exports are heavily promoted on…

Health officials are urging foodservice operators — including schools and restaurants across the country — to check their freezers for recalled strawberries from Egypt that may be contaminated with Hepatitis A.

The strawberries, produced and exported from Egypt by the International Company for Agricultural Production and Processing (ICAPP), are implicated in a nine-state Hepatitis A…

New cases of Hepatitis A infections linked to strawberry smoothies have slowed so much that the state hardest hit, Virginia, is no longer providing daily updates.

In a weekly update, posted Thursday, the Virginia Department of Health reported 107 people who have tested positive for Hepatitis A reported drinking  smoothies Tropical Smoothie Café prior to…