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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.

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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.

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

Costco phoned us.

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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.

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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.

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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.