A Hepatitis A outbreak linked to Fresh Thyme Market blackberries has sickened at least 11 people in 3 states. The people sickened ate fresh, non-organic blackberries purchased at Fresh Thyme Market stores in Indiana, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. Six people became so sick they were hospitalized. The last reported illness started on November 5th.
Traceback information shows that the contaminated blackberries came from a distribution center that ships fresh berries to Fresh Thyme Farmers Market stores in 11 states: IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MO, MN, NE, OH, PA, and WI. The FDA recommends that consumers do not eat fresh conventional blackberries purchased between September 9th to September 30th from Fresh Thyme Market stores in any of the eleven states mentioned above.
What Should I Do if I Think I Was Exposed to Hepatitis A?
Hepatitis A is a contagious liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A virus. Symptoms can include nausea, fatigue, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dark urine, and yellowing of the skin. If you purchased Fresh Thyme blackberries and have not been vaccinated for Hepatitis A, talk to your doctor to see if post-exposure vaccinations are needed. If you ate the berries implicated in this outbreak, you should get a vaccine as soon as possible.
Our food poisoning lawyers at Pritzker Hageman have significant experience representing people who have been sickened by contaminated food. We have represented clients in nearly every major foodborne outbreak in the U.S. for the last 20 years and have recovered millions for our clients. If you or a loved one developed a Hepatitis A infection as part of this outbreak, we want to represent you. For a free consultation, please call 1-888-377-8900, text 612-261-0856, or fill out the form below.