The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recently identified a case of hepatitis A virus infection in recalled frozen strawberries.

Los Angeles County public health officials have identified a case of hepatitis A linked to a “multi-state outbreak” of frozen strawberries sold at Trader Joe’s, Costco and other stores.

An investigation by the FDA, CDC and California Department of Public Health linked the outbreak to frozen strawberries imported from farms in Baja California, Mexico.

Public health officials confirmed that the strawberries were distributed to stores in Los Angeles County, including the store brand Trader Joe’s and the Kirkland Signature brand sold by Costco.

Symptoms of hepatitis A include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and dark urine.

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Any consumer who has purchased the affected strawberries should not consume them and discard them immediately. People who have consumed the affected lot and who are not vaccinated against hepatitis A should seek preventive treatment from a healthcare professional.

More information about the recalled product can be found on the FDA website.

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