Frozen strawberries recalled for Hepatitis A threat

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – A number of food service businesses in Ingham County and statewide may have received contaminated shipments of frozen strawberries.

The strawberries have been linked to a Hepatitis A outbreak.

There have been no cases of Hepatitis A reported in this area that can be linked to the strawberries.

The Ingham County Health Department is recommending that people who consumed the recalled strawberries in the past 14 days contact their health care provider or the county’s communicable disease control division at (517) 887-4308.

Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail says “the affected strawberries were not sold directly to consumers in retail locations such as grocery stores. They were only distributed through commercial product sales such as to restaurants.”

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that can come from contaminated food.

It can result in a mild illness lasting a few days to serious illness lasting months.

Illness generally occurs within 15 to 50 days of exposure and includes fatigue, abdominal pain, yellow skin (jaundice), abnormal liver tests, dark urine and pale stool.

To see a list of known and possible places where the frozen strawberries may have been served click here.

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