Brother’s Produce – Paterson, NJ

Worker at US fresh produce company positive for hepatitis A: alert issued

A food handler has tested positive for hepatitis A, spurring a public alert for anyone who bought fresh fruits or vegetables from a specific Brother’s Produce location in Paterson, NJ.

The New Jersey Department of Health is working with the Paterson Department of Health to notify residents about the situation involving a worker at Brother’s Produce at 327 E Railway Ave, Paterson, NJ 07503. The employee worked while they were potentially infectious, between Sept. 30 and Oct. 5.

The Department is recommending that any produce purchased at the implicated Brother’s Produce location between Sept. 30 and Oct. 5 be discarded.

Foodsafetynews.com advises individuals who may have eaten produce from Brother’s Produce between Sept. 30 and Oct. 5, and who were not previously vaccinated against hepatitis A, to receive post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).


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