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.