(KFOR NEWS November 21, 2019) At least 11 cases of Hepatitis A this month have been traced to non-organic blackberries sold at Fresh Thyme in September. 6 of those cases are in Nebraska…none reported in Lincoln or Lancaster County. 4 people have gone to the hospital. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says the blackberries came from Fresh Thyme grocery stores in Nebraska, Indiana and Wisconsin. The FDA urges you NOT to eat any fresh blackberries purchased in September from Fresh Thyme grocery stores. Throw them away.
CDC recommends that people who purchased fresh blackberries from any Fresh Thyme Farmers Market location (which has stores in 11 Midwest states) during September 9-30, 2019 take the following actions:
Hepatitis A is a contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. The hepatitis A virus is found in the stool and blood of people who are infected. The hepatitis A virus is spread when someone ingests the virus, usually through close personal contact with an infected person or from eating contaminated food or drink. Hepatitis A can be prevented with a vaccine, which is recommended for all children at age one and adults at risk.