A Spread of Hepatitis A in the United States and Canada Has Been Linked to Two Brands of Fresh Organic Strawberries

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If you’ve read the latest list of the Top 10 Pesticide-Soaked Fruits and Vegetables to Avoid for 2022, you probably already know that non-organic strawberries are one of the most important foods to avoid.

Strawberry samples have been found to contain up to 54 residues of toxic, synthetic pesticides, a toxic load that caused one farmer to give up farming “conventional” strawberries to begin farming organic for his own health.

While the risks of these pesticides are well documented, organic strawberries have been in the news lately for another surprising reason: an outbreak of hepatitis A infections in the U.S. and Canada linked to fresh organic strawberries listed under two brand names.

Two Brands of Organic Strawberries Implicated in Hepatitis Contamination 


The strawberries were sold at nine major retailers between March 5 and April 25.

News reports are spreading the word to educate consumers who may have purchased them or stored them in their freezer.

The two brands found to be contaminated were FreshKampo and HEB brands.

Authorities are currently investigating a multi-state outbreak of hepatitis A infections linked to the strawberries.


They were sold at the following stores:




-Sprouts Farmers Market

-Trader Joe’s


Current investigations show cases in California, Minnesota and Canada.

The strawberries should be thrown away if you still have them, according to FoodSafetyNews.com.

Related Reading: Lawsuit Filed Against the Kroger Company Over Allegations That Its Products (Including Organic) Contained Potentially Dangerous Amounts of Lead





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About Nick Meyer

Nick Meyer is a journalist who's been published in the Detroit Free Press, Dallas Morning News and several other outlets. He founded AltHealthWORKS in 2012 to showcase extraordinary stories of healing and the power of organic living, stories the mainstream media always seemed to miss. Check out Nick's Amazon best-seller 'Dirt Cheap Organic: 101 Tips For Going Organic on a Budget' by clicking here, as well as its sequel Dirt Cheap Weight Loss.