Marler Clark has filed 17 lawsuits in connection with the Townsend Farms frozen berry hepatitis A outbreak: 8 individual lawsuits on behalf of people who contracted hepatitis A and 9 class action lawsuits on behalf of all people who required vaccination against hepatitis A to prevent infection.
At least 155 people have fallen ill with hepatitis A infections after eating frozen mixed berries purchased from Costco stores in several states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. 67 people have been hospitalized with hepatitis A infection.
The product was sold at Costco warehouse stores under the product name Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend, 3 lb. bag and UPC 0 78414 404448. The recalled codes are located on the back of the package with the words “BEST BY”; followed by the code T012415 sequentially through T053115, followed by a letter. All of these letter designations are included in this recall for the lot codes listed above.
The product was also sold at Harris Teeter stores from April 19 until May 7, 2013, under the product name Harris Teeter Organic Antioxidant Berry Blend, 10 oz. bag and UPC 0 72036 70463 4, with Lot Codes of T041613E or T041613C and a “BEST BY” code of 101614.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and CDC determined that pomegranate seeds imported form Turkey were the source of the hepatitis A outbreak and are restricting imports of pomegranate seeds due to the potential public health risk.
Hepatitis A: Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Hepatitis A outbreaks. The Hepatitis A lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Hepatitis A and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $600 million for clients. Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation. Our Hepatitis A lawyers have litigated Hepatitis A cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of sources, such as green onions, lettuce and restaurant food. The law firm has brought Hepatitis A lawsuits against such companies as Subway, McDonald’s, Chipotle, Quiznos, Chi-Chi’s and Carl’s Jr.
If you or a family member became ill with a Hepatitis A infection after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Hepatitis A attorneys for a free case evaluation.