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Costco's organic berry cherry linked to Hepatitis A outbreak

Staff writer |
Nature's Touch Organic Berry Cherry Blend, a frozen fruit product, sold exclusively at Costco stores, has been blamed for the outbreak of Hepatitis A infections in three provinces in Canada.

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, 12 cases of Hepatitis A have been reported so far - 9 in Ontario, 2 in Quebec and 1 in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The product implicated in the Hepatitis A outbreak bears the UPC 8 73668 00179 1, has a "Best Before" date of March 15, 2018, and was sold exclusively at Costco warehouse locations in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Nature's Touch is recalling Nature's Touch brand Organic Berry Cherry Blend from the marketplace. Consumers are advised not to consume the recalled product.

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