FDA, along with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections in the United States linked to fresh organic strawberries.
These potentially contaminated strawberries were imported from Baja California and branded as FreshKampo and HEB by a common supplier; they were purchased between March 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022. The Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are also investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A; imported fresh organic strawberries have been identified as the likely source of that outbreak.
Currently, the potentially contaminated FreshKampo and HEB products are past shelf life. Consumers who purchased these brands of fresh organic strawberries between March 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022, and then froze those strawberries for later consumption should not eat them.
These products may have been sold at the following retailers, including, but not limited to:
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- Trader Joe’s
- Weis Markets
- WinCo Foods
Epidemiologic and traceback data show that fresh organic strawberries are a likely source of illness in this outbreak. Illness onset dates range from March 28 to April 30, 2022. Records from outbreak-associated cases in California and Minnesota show cases having purchased FreshKampo brand fresh organic strawberries prior to becoming ill.
This investigation is ongoing, and additional products may be included. FDA will provide more information as it becomes available.