Health - Wellness
What To Know About The Recent Mass Recall Of Strawberries
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are investigating a hepatitis A outbreak believed to be linked to two brands of organic strawberries available for purchase in stores located in California, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Canada.
In a statement, the FDA said FreshKampo and HEB brands of strawberries were linked to the virus, and it suggested people do not sell, serve, or consume any berries purchased between March 5 and April 25. The strawberries in question were available at Aldi, HEB, Kroger, Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Weis Markets, and WinCo Foods.
HEB said in a statement that all strawberries sold at its Texas stores are safe, adding that there were no illnesses from strawberries related to the FDA's investigation, while FreshKampo said they would have labels identifying them as "Products of Mexico" and "Distributed by Meridian Fruits." Even though the berries are now past their shelf life, some people may have frozen them, so if you have any concerns that you bought them, it’s best to just throw them out.