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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pomegranate Seeds from Turkey are link to the outbreak in the USA


According to the FDA the pomegranate seeds from the "Goknur Foodstuffs Import Export Trading of Turkey that were used by Townsend Farms to make Organic Antioxidant Blend, a mix of frozen berries, sold to Costco and Harris Teeter stores." (Food Safety News-http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/06/fda-to-block-pomegranate-seeds-from-turkey-linked-to-outbreak/) States affected according to the article: California: 64 cases of Hepatitus A-due to pomegranate seeds from Turkey Nevada : 5 cases Utah : 2 cases Colorado : 25 cases Arizona : 17 cases New Mexico: 5 cases Hawaii: 7 cases Utah: 2 cases Food Saftey News states that 60% of all cases are women

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