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State warns against frozen berries sold at Costco

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State warns against frozen berries sold at Costco

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – State officials say a brand of frozen berries sold in Washington Costco stores has been linked to an outbreak of hepatitis A.

The Washington State Department of Health says an outbreak linked to “Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend” frozen berries has caused 30 cases of hepatitis A in five states.

There haven’t been any reported cases in Washington, but Costco stores throughout the state have sold the berries.

The department advises against eating the berries, recommends disposal of any remaining product and urges residents who have consumed the berries to contact their health-care providers immediately.

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