GPs advised to test berry consumers for hepatitis A

Testing for hepatitis A should be offered to patients who have experienced symptoms after recent consumption of potentially contaminated berries, public health authorities are advising GPs.

Guidance on how to respond to the possibility of food contamination was issued after test figures showed 13 people across Australia contracted hepatitis A after consuming frozen berry products based on imported fruit from China.

Nanna's Mixed Berries, Nanna's Raspberries and Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries have been recalled after three