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US: Egypt says its frozen and fresh strawberries are Hepatitis A-free

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Food Safety News: Egypt’s reaction to the Hepatitis A outbreak in the United States sourced to frozen strawberries exported from the Middle East nation may not be any more meaningful than its response to Europe’s massive 2011 E. coli outbreak.

This time, Egypt’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment said that frozen strawberries originating from the country are, based on sampling, Hepatitis-free. Said to be the world’s fourth-largest strawberry producer, Egypt has been working on that answer since August.

Read the full article at the Food Safety News website