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Company sells raspberries infected with hepatitis A (video)

By Mason White 3:52 PM February 18, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A company in Australia, issued a large recall for its raspberries after several people contracted Hepatitis A after allegedly eating the fruit.

Health Department of Western Australia said that it is inevitable that more people will contract hepatitis A after eating contaminated frozen berries.

Health officials have confirmed that a person living in Western Australia, contracted hepatitis A after consuming raspberries sold by Nanna.

The berries were somehow contaminated with fecal matter in a packing plant in China. More than a dozen people across the country have so far been infected with hepatitis A after eating frozen berries from China.

The Federal Department of Agriculture has written to the Chinese authorities to ensure that measures are taken to prevent further contamination of frozen berries.

Up to 2 percent of the population could have eaten the berries in the last couple of weeks. The berries were sold across the country.

Anyone in the country who has eaten these berries is at risk, officials said.