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Townsend Farms Hepatitis A outbreak and recall

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Gresham, Oregon-based Scenic Fruit Company recalled more than 61,000 bags of Woodstock Frozen Organic Pomegranate Kernels on June 26 as a preventive action against an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen pomegranate seeds from Turkey.

This move followed Fairview, Oregon-based Townsend Farms’ recall of its products, which were bought from Costco markets, after they were linked to a five-state hepatitis A outbreak earlier this month.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s stated that, as of June 26, 71 (58 percent) of the affected people are women and the total patients’ ages range from two to 84, with the majority being 40 to 64. Arizona has seen 17 cases, California 62, Colorado 25, Hawaii 5, Nevada 5, New Mexico 5, Utah 2, and Wisconsin 1 case.

Other states to which the recalled product were distributed include Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, but as of yet no data regarding the number of people affected was available.

You may deserve compensation if you experienced undue suffering due to a defective or toxic product, such as a dangerous food product. To explore your legal options for pursuing compensation after being affected in Racine, contact our lawyers from  Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.