14 February 2015 Epidemic

Epidemic - Hepatitis A outbreak, Australia-wide 2015

On 14 February 2015, an Australian company recalled two of its products from supermarkets across six states and territories after two frozen berry products imported from overseas were linked with an outbreak of Hepatitis A. This recall was extended to another brand on 15 February. To date only one brand of frozen berries have been epidemiologically related to 23 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A, while the others have been recalled as a precaution.

As of 18 March, Hepatitis cases have been recorded as:

  • 12 in QLD
  •  8 in NSW
  •  3 in VIC
  •  2 in WA
  •  1 in ACT
  •  1 in SA

More information will be added to this entry as it becomes available.

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23 Injured
Information Sources

Information Sources

ABC News, Frozen berries hepatitis A scare: Food labelling law changes to make origin of ingredients more clear, 25 February 2015, website visited 25 February 2015

Department of Health and Human Services, Frozen berries recall, 16 February 2015

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, Berries recall – FSANZ advice to the Department of Agriculture, 23 February 2015, website visited March 18 2015

Hepatitis A and frozen berry products recall, Department of Health, 25 February 2015, website visited 25 February

NSW Food Authority: news, FAQs & links, 12 February 2015,Frozen berries recalls, website visited 25 February 2015


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Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

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  1. Gravatar of Dermot McKinney

    Dermot McKinney

    Posted Tuesday, 7 April 2015 at 1:51:32 PM

    This article is incorrectly dated. The event occurred in 2015 not 2014 as indicated above.

  2. Gravatar of EM Knowledge

    EM Knowledge

    Posted Tuesday, 7 April 2015 at 3:37:24 PM

    Hi Dermot,

    Thanks for pointing that out, the entry has now been amended to reflect the correct date.


    the Hub team

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