Two hepatitis A Virus alerts in April 2014France issued a notification at the European level (RASFF) on April 7th, 2014 on frozen berries from Poland, contaminated by hepatitis A Virus. The fruits have been distributed to France and Belgium.
EFSA helps investigate the source of hepatitis A outbreaksEFSA is working closely with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Consumers, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and Member States to help identify the origin of the recent outbreaks of Hepatitis A virus infection in humans. The outbreaks occurred in Italy, Ireland, and the Netherlands back in 2013.
IQF Pomegranate seeds and hepatitis A Virus
In 2013, a large multi-state outbreak in the US occurred with Pomegranate seeds contaminated with HAV, originating from Turkey.