Costco, Ore. Farm Targeted Over Hepatitis A Outbreak

Law360, New York (June 3, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT) -- Costco Wholesale Corp. and an Oregon berry grower were hit with lawsuits Monday in California state court by consumers who ate a frozen fruit blend linked to a multistate hepatitis A outbreak that has sickened dozens.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that at least 30 people have been sickened in five states. The illnesses may be caused by consumption of the fruit blend, made by Townsend Farms Corp. and sold at Costco.

Townsend has been targeted...
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