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OHA working with federal partners amid Gresham company’s frozen strawberry recall

By Kaitlin Flanigan,


PORTLAND, Ore. ( KOIN ) — New details have been released by Oregon health officials about the hepatitis A outbreak connected with frozen strawberry products produced by a Gresham-based company.

On Tuesday, the Oregon Health Authority said the agency is “working with federal partners to determine” if the frozen strawberry products produced by Scenic Fruit Company have resulted in any illnesses in the state.

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So far, officials say five cases have been associated with the outbreak of hepatitis A and all cases have been reported in Washington state since March 13.

The cases happened between Nov. 11 and Dec. 27, 2022 , and resulted in at least two people being hospitalized, according to officials.

OHA says its officials are monitoring the outbreak in Washington and are also interviewing people who have been diagnosed with hepatitis A to “determine if any have consumed frozen berries,” according to a press release.

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The following products, store brands, UPCs, “best by” dates and the states the products were distributed in are as follows:

Brand Name Product Name Net Weight UPC Best By Date Distributed in the following states
Simply Nature Organic Strawberries 24 oz 4099100256222 06/14/2024 Arizona, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Vital Choice Organic Strawberries 16 oz 834297005024 5/20/2024 Washington
Kirkland Signature Organic Strawberries 4 lbs 96619140404 10/8/2024 Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington
Made With Organic Strawberries 10 oz 814343021390 11/20/2024 Illinois, Maryland,
PCC Community Markets Organic Strawberries 32 oz 22827109469 29/10/2024 Washington
Trader Joe’s Organic Tropical Fruit Blend Pineapple, Bananas, Strawberries & Mango 16 oz 00511919 04/25/24, 05/12/24, 05/23/24, 05/30/24, 06/07/24 Nationwide

“Since these products were available in Oregon stores, we want to let people know about them so they can take steps to protect themselves and their families,” Ann Thomas, M.D., M.P.H., a public health physician in OHA’s Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention Section, said in a statement. “At this point, OHA is carefully investigating any new cases of hepatitis A virus to determine if they are associated with the outbreak, but we have not yet been able to link any Oregon cases to these products.”


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Thomas added that anyone who thinks they may have gotten sick from eating frozen strawberries bought at Costco or Trader Joe’s should contact their health care provider.

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