Outbreak Traced To Pomegranates Reveals Flaws In Global Food Chain

July 3, 2013 6:34 PM

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Outbreak Traced To Pomegranates Reveals Flaws In Global Food Chain

Disease detectives have traced the continuing outbreak of hepatitis A that has so far sickened 136 people in the U.S. to a shipment of pomegranate seeds from the Anatolian region of Turkey.

As a result, the Food and Drug Administration has ordered any new shipments from the company that shipped the suspect fruit, Goknur Foodstuffs Import Export Trading, to be seized at American ports.

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