Frozen berry and pomegranate mix from Townsend Farms may be responsible for 61 US cases of acute hepatitis A infections across seven states, CDC says; 22 of the victims report buying product at Costco; no deaths reported

LOS ANGELES , June 6, 2013 () – According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a frozen berry and pomegranate mix from Townsend Farms Inc. may be responsible for 61 cases of acute hepatitis A infections, Food Product Design reported June 6.

The illnesses were reported in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. No deaths have been reported.

Twenty-two people reported buying the product at Costco Wholesale Corp. markets, the CDC said, adding that while the product also was sold at Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. stores, no illnesses have been associated with that grocery chain. 

The primary source of this article is Food Product Design, Phoenix, Arizona, on June 6, 2013.

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