The FDA, along with CDC, is investigating the potential outbreak of Hepatitis A infection in the United States linked to Fresh strawberries purchased under the brand name FreshKampo and HEB.
The contaminated Freshkampo and HEB observed the potential outbreak; both were past their shelf life purchased between March 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022.
According to FDA, you should refrain from using the product if you have purchased the Freshkampo and HEB strawberries between March 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022, and stored as frozen.
If you are unsure when and where you purchased it and what brand it was, you should not use it and throw them out.
According to the FDA, the contaminated product was purchased from the store; Trader Joe’s, Walmart, HEB, Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market, and Weis Markets.
So far, 17 cases have been reported in the United States, 15 cases in California, 1 in Minnesota, and one in North Dakota. There have been 12 hospitalizations with no death reported.
The Illness has been reported in California and Minnesota after purchasing the FreshKampo fresh organic strawberries. The Illness outbreak was recorded between March 28, 2022, and April 30, 2022
According to FDA, if you have consumed Freshkampo and HEB strawberries and developed Hepatitis A, symptoms like vomiting, nausea, fatigue, abdominal pain, and pale tool, seek immediate medical help.
If you have eaten Freshkampo and HEB strawberries in the past two weeks and have not been vaccinated for Hepatitis A, you should contact the health professional for the best course of action.
There is probably the case when the person has not washed their hand correctly after using the washroom, and you ate food cooked by them.
To prevent Hepatitis A contamination or transmission, always practice safety checks and hygiene to keep the risk at bay while handling or cooking foods.
Always wash your hand with soap for 15-30 seconds before and after eating and cooking food, using the washroom, and handling garbage.
Properly clean the inner shelves of the refrigerator, utensils, Knives and cutting board after handling contaminated or raw foods.
Hepatitis A and B vaccines are highly effective in preventing the infection. Ask the health care professional about the vaccination.