Townsend Farms "Organic Antioxidant Blend" is being recalled as an investigation into a Hepatitis A outbreak by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues. The problem ingredient appears to be Turkish pomegranate seeds.
Thirty-four cases of Hepatitis A, a contagious viral liver disease, are being investigated in the U.S. Vaccination can prevent illness if given within two weeks of exposure to the virus. See your doctor if you think you may have been exposed. Symptoms of illness range from fatigue, abdominal pain and abnormal liver tests to jaundice and, in rare cases, liver failure.
The frozen berries, seeds and other antioxidant-rich finger foods were sold at Cosco in three-pound bags and have the UPC 0 78414 404448, which can be found on the back of the package with the words BEST BY followed by a seven-digit code. The recalled codes are will appear between T012415 and T053115, sequentially, and be followed by a letter.
The blend was also sold at Harris Teeter stores from April 19 until May 7, 2013, as Harris Teeter Organic Antioxidant Berry Blend in 10-ounce bags with the UPC 0 72036 70463 4. These packages are also labeled with Lot Codes T041613E and T0401613C, and a BEST BY code of 101614.
For questions or more information, contact Townsend Farms at 1-800-875-5291 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. PDT) or at email@example.com.
For additional details from the FDA, including additional photographs of the recalled packaging, visit fda.gov.
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