Coles frozen pomegranate linked to NSW hepatitis A outbreak

Pomegranate in a bowlSeven people have been diagnosed with hepatitis A after eating frozen pomegranate purchased at Coles supermarkets, prompting NSW Health to warn anyone who bought the product to throw it out immediately.

Dr Vicky Sheppeard, director of communicable diseases at NSW Health, said it was working with the state’s Food Authority to determine whether the infection could be definitively linked to the Coles frozen pomegranates, despite the fact that each person affected had eaten the product.

The company behind the frozen pomegranate, Entyce Food Ingredients, said it was “exercising abundant caution” by recalling what it described as “a relatively small batch” of its 180 gram packets of Creative Gourmet Frozen Pomegranate which it said was sold only through Coles supermarkets.

This is not the first time the company’s products have been linked to hepatitis A.

via Coles frozen pomegranate linked to NSW hepatitis A outbreak – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)