The FDA began an investigation into Townsend Farms Frozen Organic Antioxidant Blend on June 4, 2013, according to its website. The investigation began following a multi-state Hepatitis A outbreak thought to be associated with the frozen food blend.
Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Frozen Organic Antioxidant Blend
As of June 5, 2013, 61 people from 7 states have been infected with Hepatitis A, and through interviews with the patients, 22 of 30 patients recalled eating the Townsend Farms Frozen Organic Antioxidant Blend. The FDA website states that it has begun an investigation of the processing facilities in Oregon where these foods are being handled. According to the warning on the FDA website, it is also testing the berry samples related to the outbreak for the presence of HAV and will provide updates as they become available.
Symptoms of Hepatitis A
Symptoms of Hepatitis A included but are not limited to yellowing of the skin or eyes, abdominal pain, pale stools, and dark urine. It is urged that if you experience such symptoms, seek medical attention. Also, if you consumed any of these foods within the past few weeks but have never been vaccinated for Hepatitis A, contact your health provider.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a food borne illness, or if you have any questions about a Hepatitis A outbreak in your state, contact the personal injury lawyers at Mazow/McCullough, P.C. for a free consultation. You can contact us at 978-744-8000 or [email protected].