November 2019 Blackberry Recall Update

Blackberries on a plate.

On November 20th the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a statement about recalling blackberries from Fresh Thyme Farmers Market. The recall was issued because the fresh berries could be related to a Hepatitis A outbreak.

On November 26th the USDA released an update on the blackberry recall. The illness has been reported in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. The number of illnesses has increased to 14 cases. It was also stated that the location of the berries has been traced back to a distribution center that ships to the above-mentioned states. The investigation is still on going.

For the original recall go to: https://ag.purdue.edu/foodsci/Fenglab/2019/11/21/november-20th-2019-blackberry-investigation/

For more information on the update go to: https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-hepatitis-potentially-linked-fresh-conventional-blackberries-fresh-thyme

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