DENVER (CBS4) – A recall on frozen strawberries because of hepatitis A could impact Coloradans.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the strawberries were imported from Egypt and used at different restaurants across Colorado.
The fruit could be the source of an outbreak in other states but so far no hepatitis cases have been reported in Colorado.
The strawberries weren’t being sold in retail or grocery stores in Colorado, but two restaurants are confirmed to have been served the strawberries:
– Fat Alberts restaurant (Greeley) served strawberries on top of dessert items, last served Oct. 24.
– Red Rooster restaurant (Longmont) served strawberries on top of breakfast items, last served by Oct. 28.
“If you have been exposed to hepatitis A, you can prevent infection by having a hepatitis A vaccine or immunoglobulin therapy within two weeks of exposure”, Mark E. Wallace, MD, MPH, Executive Director of the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment, said in a statement. “If it has been more than 14 days since you have eaten these berries, the vaccine won’t be effective in preventing infection.”
For more information, Coloradans may contact COHelp at 1-877-462-2911 or 303-389-1687. COHelp is available 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. For more information about this outbreak, please visit a special section of FDA.gov.