The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning Illinois residents about illnesses associated with frozen pomegranate seeds.
The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have determined the most likely source of a multi-state hepatitis A virus outbreak is a common shipment of pomegranate seeds from Turkey used in the Townsend Farms and Harris Teeter Organic Antioxidant Blends. These seeds were also used by Scenic Fruit Company to make its Woodstock Frozen Organic Pomegranate Kernels. Both companies have voluntarily recalled these products.
To date, 11 Illinois counties have received Scenic Fruit Company product, although no illnesses have yet been linked to this product. Counties include Adams, Champaign, Cook, DuPage, Jackson, Lake, Madison, Mclean, Peoria, Sangamon and St Clair.