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Santa Clara County hepatitis case linked to berries from Costco

Original post made on Jun 5, 2013

A 22-year-old Santa Clara County woman is the first confirmed case of Hepatitis A linked to a multiple-state outbreak linked to frozen berries sold at Costco stores, officials from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department announced today.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 10:21 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by BILJ, a resident of Willowgate
on Jun 5, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Costco has records of every member who bought this product. Maybe they should proactively email them or something.

Posted by James, a resident of Whisman Station
on Jun 5, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Costco phoned us.

Posted by Noalani, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Jun 5, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Just stopped by my Costco (MV location) yesterday 6/4 only to see the berries STILL in the frozen goods section! I'm hoping they've removed all bags since then. Also, I was never contacted directly by Costco and found out about the outbreak through the news- a week ago.

Posted by Rodger, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jun 5, 2013 at 7:10 pm

If I saw these berries on the shelf at Costco I would go to the manager and demand that he take them off of the shelf now with me watching. If he refused I would call the City of Mountain View while I was still in the store, if possible with the manager watching me make the call.

Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 6, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Sounds like Walmart Strikes Back to me. Walmart hates Costco. Costco pays a minimum of $19.50 an hour, and their CEO only pays himself $500,000 or so per year.

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