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Urban Remedy recalls strawberry drink after U.S. Hepatitis A outbreak -Breaking


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – Strawberries in this photo, Jan 29, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration

WASHINGTON (Reuters] – Urban Remedy’s strawberry hibiscus tea has been recalled due to HepatitisA contamination. It was prompted by an outbreak in organic strawberries. U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating the matter.

According to the FDA, no illnesses were reported with Urban Remedy.

California-based firm announced Friday the voluntary recall for its Organic Revitalizing Tea Tonic Strawberry Hibiscus Rose. FDA published the information on Sunday.

The FDA stated in a statement that “the product could contain fresh organic strawberry products linked to the FDA investigation into FreshKampo organicberries.”

It was distributed in plastic 12-ounce bottles in all 24 U.S. states.

Hepatitis B outbreak caused by contaminated organic strawberries has been reported to the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the United States (USA) and Canada. The incident claimed 17 lives in the USA and 10 in Canada.

The FDA reported that 15 illnesses had been reported in California. One each was in Minnesota, North Dakota and North Dakota. 12 of those required hospitalization.

According to the FDA, the produce was distributed in the United States under FreshKampo and HEB brands between March 5th and April 25th.