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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Australian food provider recalls pomegranate arils imported from Egypt over hepatitis A scare

Australian fruit provider Creative Gourmet has recalled pomegranate arils imported from Egypt over a link to a hepatitis A outbreak in New South Wales, Food Safety News reports. All seven individuals with confirmed infections reported eating the same pomegranate products, and the New South Wales Food Authority has confirmed that Australian-grown pomegranates are not linked to the outbreak. The company said that it decided to action a “precautionary recall” although “all product tested to date has been cleared and has not revealed a link to Hepatitis A.” Frozen strawberries imported from Egypt had also been linked to an outbreak of hepatitis A in Virginia back in 2016.

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