Strawberries sold in retailers nationwide, including Walmart and Aldi, are being recalled after Hepatitis A outbreak.
According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the “fresh organic strawberries” are branded as FreshKampo and HEB, sold between May, 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022.
The FDA warned that consumers who purchased the strawberries between those dates then froze them for later consumption should not eat them.
So far, 17 people have reported Hepatitis A infections in three states, including 15 in California, one in Minnesota and one in North Dakota.
Symptoms of Hepatitis A include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, jaundice, dark urine and/or pale stool. Symptoms can occur within 15 to 50 days after eating or drinking contaminated food.
If you are unsure of what brand you purchased, when you purchased your strawberries, or where you purchased them from prior to freezing them, the strawberries should be thrown away, the FDA said.
Contact your healthcare provider if you think you may have symptoms of a hepatitis A infection after eating these fresh organic strawberries, or if you believe that you have eaten these strawberries in the last two weeks.