Transcript for Costco Recalls Frozen Berries Following Hepatitis Outbreak
Various health alert tonight that outbreak of hepatitis a linked to a frozen buried next sold at Costco in several states. The FDA is investigating and in California tonight health officials are now reaching out to people who may have been exposed to it. ABC's -- and -- in Los Angeles. Shoppers at Costco were surprised to learn this frozen organic Berry -- from towns and forms an organ. Was linked to thirty cases of hepatitis day. Have really not -- and makes you wonder. Even though health officials haven't ordered a recall -- -- pull the berries from its shelves after people became sick in five western states. That's used it police got a big family breakfast -- put -- in some muffins. Doctors say anyone exposed should be vaccinated quickly. Los Angeles has set -- seven clinics to screen possible victims there is only a two week period. So every day that people have been exposed -- way they could -- possibly miss the chance to prevent this. Nine people have been hospitalized with hepatitis. Eight a contagious liver disease who symptoms include fever fatigue and pain usually comes from food workers built properly wash their hands. Seven -- -- thirty hepatitis a cases are right here in California were screening clinics just like this one. Began just days after the outbreak Townsend former believes that tainted berries -- to pomegranate seeds from Turkey. -- sold to Costco. Costco said trying to reach out to customers who may have bought them.
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