FDA Links Hepatitis A Outbreak To Turkish Co.

Law360, New York (July 1, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Saturday identified a Turkish company's pomegranate seeds as the most likely source of a hepatitis A outbreak that has sickened 127 people across the U.S., saying it will detain imports from the company.

The FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the outbreak in late May, linking it to a frozen fruit blend made by the Oregon berry grower Townsend Farms Corp., which recalled the products on June 4. Another Oregon company, Scenic Fruit Co., recalled its...
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