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Colorado Woman Sues Over Hepatitis A Outbreak

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Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend
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Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Lawsuits against a company linked to a Hepatitis A outbreak have been filed in at least four states including Colorado.

A spokeswoman for Seattle-based food safety lawyer Bill Marler said Tuesday that lawsuits against Townsend Farms of Fairview, Ore., also have been filed in California, Hawaii and Washington state.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak has grown to 87 people with illnesses in eight states. Townsend Farms last week recalled its frozen Organic Antioxidant Blend after health officials reported illnesses, but the Food and Drug Administration is still investigating the cause.

The Colorado lawsuit was filed in Colorado Springs by Suzanne Faber of Monument. She was vaccinated after learning of the outbreak. Her lawsuit and the others seek compensation for treatment or vaccination.

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