Voluntary Recall of Townsend Berries Due to Potential Risk for Hepatitis A
Currently, FDA and CDC are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Hepatitis A that has been potentially linked with Townsend Organic Antioxidant Blend Frozen Berries with Pomegranate Seeds (see packaging above). In response, Townsend Farms voluntarily recalled the product today.
- Information on Recall from FDA
- Information on Illness Investigation from CDC
- Montana Specific Information:
- Townsend Organic Antioxidant Frozen Berry Blend with Pomegranate Seeds was distributed through Missoula Costco
- At this time, there are no confirmed cases in Montana.
- Following recommendations from MCCHD are key to preventing potential illness
- MCCHD Recommendations:
- If you have the product, discard it. Do not consume it.
- Anyone who has consumed the product
within the last two weeks needs to seek post-exposure
vaccination/treatment from the health department or their medical
Anyone who has consumed the product and is showing symptoms of Hepatitis A, must contact their healthcare provider right away.
Anyone who has consumed the product more than two weeks ago, must watch for symptoms of Hepatitis A.
Anyone who has consumed the product but has been vaccinated for Hepatitis A is unlikely to become ill and does not need an additional vaccination.
- Know the symptoms of Hepatitis A
and be vigilant.
- Jaundice (yellow eyes and skin)
- Dark Urine
- Loss of Appetite
- Abdominal Pain
- Pale, Clay-colored stools
- Joint Pain
- For more information, call the health department at
- Food Service Establishments:
- If you have the product, do not use it.
- If you have the product, or have had the product within the last two weeks, call your inspector at 258-4755 for guidance.
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