CDC: 161 Hep A cases from Townsend Farms Antioxidant Blend – Update

Posted on September 4, 2013 by

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Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend

On June 3, 2013, Townsend Farms recalled all product sold at Costco warehouse stores under the name Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend, 3 lb. bag and UPC 0 78414 40444 8.  The recalled codes are located on the back of the package with the words “BEST BY” followed by the code T012415 sequentially through T053115, followed by a letter.

Costco notified its members who purchased this product since late February 2013, and has removed the “Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend” frozen berry and pomegranate mix from its shelves.  The product was distributed in 12 states (AZ, AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, and WA); however, no cases from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington have been linked to the outbreak at this time.

On June 28, 2013, Townsend Farms, Inc. of Fairview, Oregon, expanded its CDC_townsendrecall efforts and is now recalling Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend, 3 lb. bag with UPC 0 78414 40444 8. The recall codes are located on the back of the package with the words “BEST BY” followed by the code T122114 sequentially through T053115, followed by a letter. All letter designations are included in the voluntary recall.


Harris Teeter Organic Antioxidant Berry Blend

 Harris Teeter Organic Antioxidant Berry Blend

This product was also sold at Harris Teeter stores from April 19, 2013 – May 7,2013 under the product name Harris Teeter Organic Antioxidant Berry Blend, 10 oz. bag and UPC 0 72036 70463 4, The correct “Lot” and “best by” codes are as follows: Lot Codes T041613E, T041613C and a “BEST BY” code of 101614.

Consumers should not consume the product.  The product should be disposed of immediately.  Please keep proof of purchase and contact Townsend Farms Customer Service by phone or email at 1-800-875-5291, townsendfarms5148@stericycle.com.

A total of 161 persons infected with hepatitis A virus have been confirmed from the following states: Arizona (23), California (78), Colorado (28), Hawaii (8), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (1), New Mexico (11), Nevada (6), Utah (3), and Wisconsin (2).

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