The products, which were sold at Trader Joe’s, Costco, Aldi and other retailers, have been linked to five cases of illness, a federal agency said.
Frozen organic strawberries sold at Costco, Aldi, Trader Joe’s and other retailers have been recalled after the products were linked to five cases of hepatitis A in Washington State, the Food and Drug Administration said.
The administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in partnership with state and local agencies, are investigating the cases, which included two people who were hospitalized.
“Consumers, restaurants and retailers should not sell, serve or eat recalled frozen strawberries,” the F.D.A. said in a statement. “These recalled products should be returned or thrown away.”
Investigators found that five people who became ill and provided information about what they ate all reported having consumed the strawberries, the F.D.A. said.
The strain of hepatitis A is genetically identical to a strain that caused an outbreak
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