Costco berries recalled

Contra Costa County woman hospitalized with hepatitis A

A Contra Costa County woman recovered after being hospitalized last month with hepatitis A, likely contracted from frozen berries sold at Costco.

Contra Costa County health-services spokeswoman Kate Fowlie said the 62-year-old woman’s illness was probably caused by consuming the Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend of frozen berries sold at Costco, according to

Forty-nine people in seven states, including California, have gotten acute hepatitis A after eating the berries, which were the subject of a multi-state recall in early June. Costco has taken the berries off shelves and warned customers who bought them since February not to eat them.

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