According to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), frozen berries have been linked to an outbreak of the hepatitis A virus (HAV) in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland as well as an additional outbreak in Ireland and Italy, the Global Dispatch reports. These two separate food-poisoning outbreaks come after a U.S. incident in which 155 people across several states got hep A from imported Turkish pomegranate seeds. In the Nordic countries, several people have been diagnosed with genotype 1A, which is the same strain as the U.S. outbreak. Ten cases of genotype 1B have been reported in Ireland, and there is concern for certain regions in Italy. FSAI doesn’t know the exact source of the outbreaks, but imported frozen blueberries, raspberries, redcurrants, blackberries and strawberries are suspected. As a precautionary measure, it recommends that fresh imported berries be boiled one minute to kill HAV.

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