Costco berry mix linked to hepatitis A
June 4, 2013
Townsend Farms voluntarily recalled packages of its Organic Antioxidant Blend after 34 cases of Hepatitis A were reported in California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado.
Over the past month, 244 bags of the berries were sold at the San Luis Obispo Costco.
People who have not been vaccinated and ate the berries within the past two weeks should ask their health care provider for the vaccine. If the berries were digested more than two weeks ago, the vaccine is not likely to protect against the disease.
Symptoms for the contagious liver disease include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, vomiting, dark urine and abdominal pain. Persons who suspect they may have contracted the virus should seek treatment immediately.