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US: Egypt investigates strawberry link to Hepatitis A cases in U.S

Food Safety News: Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture is investigating the possibility that strawberries being exported to the United States are contaminated with Hepatitis A. Virginia health officials suspect that 17 recent cases of Hepatitis A are linked to the Tropical Smooth Café, a smoothie chain that was using frozen strawberries from Egypt during the exposure timeframe.

Tropical Smoothie Café has stopped using the strawberries at all its locations, including those outside Virginia. It says its food handling practices at its outlets “have not been implicated in any way.” Meanwhile, Egypt is taking random samples, but has yet to find any sign of the virus.

Read the full article at the Food Safety News website