As of September 20, 2013, 162 people have been confirmed to have become ill from hepatitis A after eating ‘Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend’ in 10 states: Arizona (23), California (79), Colorado (28), Hawaii (8), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (1), New Mexico (11), Nevada (6), Utah (3), and Wisconsin (2). [Note: The cases reported from Wisconsin resulted from exposure to the product in California, the cases reported from New Hampshire reported fruit exposure during travel to Nevada, and the case reported in New Jersey was a household contact of a confirmed case from Colorado.] Currently, 6 of the confirmed cases are household contacts of confirmed cases (secondary cases).
90 (56%) ill people are women
Ages range from 1 – 84 years;
94 (58%) of those ill were between 40 – 64 years of age.
11 children age 18 or under were also ill. None were previously vaccinated.
Illness onset dates range from 3/31/2013 – 7/26/2013
71 (44%) ill people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported