This Week's Food-borne Outbreaks Listeria and Hepatitis A in the News

This Week’s Food-borne Outbreaks: Listeria and Hepatitis A in the News

By Ruth Hancock for Telegraph Local

This week saw several outbreaks of food-borne illness around the United States.

Initially, a hepatitis A outbreak in Yakima county in Washington state was reported to be linked to blackberries. Shortly thereafter, multiple other mid-western states reported hepatitis A outbreaks that has also been linked to blackberries. Finally, Florida also reported that hepatitis A has been reported, also spread by blackberries.

To round out this week’s food pathogen paranoia, Trader Joe’s have recalled ready-to-eat sushi meals and Queso Fundido Spicy Cheese Dip due to possible listeria contamination.

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