(AP) — U.S. and Canadian regulators are warning about a hepatitis outbreak they link to organic strawberries. In a joint statement over weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its Canadian equivalent say the illnesses are linked to fresh organic strawberries sold under the FreshKampo and H-E-B brands. Those sickened were in California and Minnesota. The berries were purchased between March 5 and April 25 and sold at several U.S. retailers, including Aldi, Kroger, Safeway, Walmart and Trader Joe’s. The potentially affected fruit is now past its shelf life. But those who bought them and froze them to eat later — are urged to throw them away.
Photo: FILE – Fresh-picked strawberries are shown. U.S. and Canadian regulators are investigating a hepatitis outbreak that may be linked to fresh organic strawberries. (AP Photo/File)