FDA and CDC are investigating a possible hepatitis A epidemic connected to organic strawberries marketed in the U.S. and Canada.
FDA advises against eating FreshKampo and HEB strawberries bought between March 5 and April 25.
Consumers in California, Minnesota, and Canada became sick after eating strawberries. FDA reports 17 illnesses and 12 hospitalizations countrywide.
FDA says hepatitis A may cause liver damage. Jaundice, black urine, and pale stools are symptoms.
Infections usually heal in one to two weeks, although they may become persistent.