Virginia health officials have linked an outbreak of Hepatitis A in the state to frozen strawberries imported from Egypt and used in the Tropical Smoothie Café chain. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) said so far its investigations of “a cluster of hepatitis A cases” point to “a potential association with smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe restaurants in Virginia.” Genetic testing shows the illnesses were caused by a strain of hepatitis A that has been associated with past outbreaks linked to frozen strawberries from Egypt. Upon learning of the potential link to the strawberries, Tropical Smoothie Cafe immediately conducted a voluntary ... Read More
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