The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a voluntary recall of frozen organic strawberries sold at various stores, including Costco, Vital Choice Seafood, and PCC Community Markets in Washington, after five people in the state contracted hepatitis A. The recall also includes a frozen tropical blend sold at Trader Joe’s stores across the country.
All five individuals who fell ill reported consuming the strawberries, and two of them required hospitalization. Symptoms of hepatitis A include yellow skin or eyes, upset stomach, vomiting, fatigue, and dark urine or light-colored stools. Adults are more susceptible to experiencing symptoms than children, but not everyone will show signs of the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Symptoms generally arise two to seven weeks after exposure.
The FDA advises people not to consume the recalled products and instead return them to the store for a refund. It is recommended that individuals who have recently eaten the recalled strawberries and are not vaccinated against hepatitis A contact a healthcare provider regarding post-exposure prophylaxis, which can prevent the onset of the illness within the 14-day exposure period.
It’s essential to be vigilant about food safety and take precautions to prevent foodborne illnesses. If you’re experiencing any symptoms of hepatitis A, seek medical attention promptly.
If you or a loved one have consumed the recalled frozen organic strawberries or tropical blend and have suffered from symptoms of hepatitis A, it’s crucial to seek legal advice from a reputable law firm that specializes in personal injury cases. Tamaki Law can help you determine whether you have a case and guide you through the legal process to obtain the compensation you deserve. Don’t wait, contact Tamaki Law today at (800) 801-9564 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney who can answer your questions and help you take the necessary steps to protect your rights.