4 People Contract Hepatitis A From Frozen Berry Mix
At least 4 people in Utah, and more than 45 other individuals throughout the country, fell ill after contracting hepatitis A from a frozen berry mix purchased at Costco. The company selling the organic berry mix is located in Oregon and has sold thousands of products throughout the U.S. It is believed the berries which including cherries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and more, originated from several different countries including Turkey, Argentina, and Chile. The berries were sold by Townsend Farms and distributed in several states. Costco has removed all packages from their shelves and even went as far as to try contacting customers it knows purchased the product to warn them of the potential for contracting the disease.
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver disease. So far, no deaths have been reported from the outbreak in Utah. Those who have eaten the berries should speak with their health care provider about the possibility of a hepatitis vaccination. Hepatitis A can last from a few weeks to several months and can be moderate to severe depending on a person’s preexisting conditions.
Utah Food Poisoning Attorney
Unfortunately, food poisoning happens all too often in Utah. Cases like the ones mentioned above tend to show up every year and out breaks of certain diseases contracted through foods are real possibilities. At Salcido Law Firm, we represent injured victims of food borne illnesses. These types of cases do not arise absent negligence by the parties involved in bringing the food to market. If you or a loved one has fallen seriously ill with Hepatitis A or another disease as a result of bad food, whether purchased at a restaurant or grocery store, we can help. Call anytime for a free consultation with a Utah Food Poisoning Attorney at our office today, we look forward to your call.