FDA investigates possible link between hepatitis A and organic strawberries

FDA and CDC are investigating a possible hepatitis A outbreak linked to organic strawberries sold in the U.S. and Canada.

FDA advises against eating FreshKampo and HEB strawberries purchased between March 5 and April 25.

The past-shelf-life strawberries were sold at Aldi, HEB, Kroger, Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Weis Market and WinCo Foods.

Consumers in California, Minnesota, and Canada fell ill after eating strawberries. FDA reports 17 illnesses and 12 hospitalizations nationwide.

FDA says hepatitis A can cause liver disease. Jaundice, dark urine, and pale stools are symptoms. Infections usually heal in one to two weeks, but they can become chronic.

The FDA recommends throwing out strawberries if you're unsure of their brand, date, or location. Throw away frozen strawberries.

Anyone with hepatitis A symptoms after eating strawberries should see a doctor.

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