March 17, 2023 — Costco stores in two states have recalled Kirkland Signature® Frozen Organic Strawberries after they were linked to an outbreak of Hepatitis A.
The recall involves 4-pound bags of frozen strawberries that were sold at Costco stores in Hawaii and two cities in California: Los Angeles and two business centers in San Diego.
The recall did not explain how many people fell ill or why the product was linked to the outbreak, but did note that “Hepatitis A has not been detected on this product.”
The manufacturer, California Splendor Inc., is asking consumers not to eat this product and to return it to their local Costco store for a refund.
The back of the bags are marked with Lot Numbers 140962-08, 142222-23, 142792-54, 142862-57, 142912-59, 142162-20, 142202-21, 142782-53, 142852-56, 142902-58, 142212-22, 142232-24, or 142842-55.
People who are infected with Hepatitis A may show symptoms within 15 to 50 days, according to the FDA. The infection may be a mild illness that lasts a few weeks, or a severe illness that lasts for months and causes liver failure.
The symptoms of Hepatitis A infection may include fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, abnormal liver tests, dark urine and pale stool.
Do I have a Hepatitis A Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Hepatitis A induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with hepatitis A after eating Kirkland Signature® Frozen Organic Strawberries from Costco, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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