Hepatitis A is one of the most common hepatitis viruses. In 2016, the CDC estimated 4,000 cases of Hepatitis A in the U.S. Of those cases, 70 patients died with Hepatitis A (HAV) as a contributing cause of death.
In an effort to prevent future outbreaks, the FDA has begun a round of microbiological surveillance sampling on frozen berries. The agency is collecting frozen strawberries, frozen raspberries, and frozen blackberries in retail packaging and completing testing for both HAV and norovirus.
bioMérieux is proud to celebrate World Food Safety Day. As our primary mission is to protect public health worldwide, we realize the critical role a safe food supply plays in ensuring the health of our global communities.
As of April 17th this year, the CDC and several states announced that they are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Listeria infections linked to deli-sliced meats and cheeses. The investigation is ongoing.