Recall of Frozen Strawberries from Egypt Potentially Contaminated with Hepatitis A

CA Department of Public Health has issued a Health Advisory on 11/2/16 providing Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Recommendations for persons who may have consumed recalled Frozen Strawberries potentially contaminated with Hepatitis A.

A large recall of frozen Egyptian strawberries that have been distributed widely in the United States, including California, has been issued due to the possibility of hepatitis A virus (HAV) contamination. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and state and local officials have been investigating an outbreak of HAV linked to frozen strawberries imported from Egypt. Alameda County Environmental Health & Public Health are conducting follow-up notifications of all Alameda County Facilities known to receive this product, and will work with facilities to ensure any remaining product has been destroyed and identify any persons with potential exposures that occurred within the last 14 days that are recommended to receive Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP).

Additional detailed guidance regarding Hepatitis A PEP are in attached advisory.

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