A serious hepatitis A outbreak has been linked to a tainted frozen fruit product sold at Costco stores. The defective product is called "Organic Antioxidant Blend" and is manufactured by Oregon-based Townsend Farms. Authorities say that pomegranates used in the fruit mix are a likely source of the hepatitis virus.
Heptatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection which is frequently spread by food containing small amounts of contaminated feces. The strain of the virus found in the berry mix is most commonly associated with the Middle East and North Africa, which is why authorities suspect that Turkish-processed pomegranate seeds are what tainted the frozen fruit mix.
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