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Hepatitis A cases related to blackberries rise again

Two more people have tested positive for hepatitis A in an outbreak that investigators believe is linked to consumption of fresh blackberries.

UPDATED: Hepatitis A outbreak linked to blackberries count increases

(UPDATED, 5:15 p.m.) Case count increases again for hepatitis A outbreak potentially linked to blackberries

Hepatitis A illnesses linked to blackberries increase

The Food and Drug Administration has reported three more cases of hepatitis A “potentially linked” to fresh blackberries from Fresh Thyme Farmers Market stores.

UPDATED: Hepatitis A outbreak linked to fresh blackberries

(UPDATED Nov. 21) Federal agencies are investigating Hepatitis A cases in three states that are “potentially linked” to fresh blackberries bought at Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets stores in three states in September.

Produce Lovers’ Mexican blueberry facility almost ready

Produce Lovers, a vertically-integrated grower that ships blueberries from the Mexican state of Jalisco, is shipping conventional and organic berries through mid-June.

Mastronardi’s Wow berries win best promo award at Fresh Summit

Mastronardi Produce, Kingsville, Ontario, was recognized as having the Best Overall Product Promo at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit for Wow berries.

Wish Farms app brings Misty the Garden Pixie to life

Wish Farms, Plant City, Fla., has a smartphone app that brings new labels on its berry packs to life with augmented reality.

Berry People adds sources for year-round supplies

Berry People, Hollister, Calif., has a new source of Mexican berries to fill gaps in the fall and winter.

Sun Belle expands berry grower relationships

Sun Belle Inc., Shiller Park, Ill., is expanding relationships with growers following a decision by the Giddings Group, which supplies berries from Mexico and Chile, to market its own berries.

Ample late-season berry supplies expected

California strawberry production is down a bit from last year, blueberries should be plentiful and raspberry and blackberry supplies are on track, grower-shippers say.