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Berries and Hepatitis A – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on December 3rd, 2015.

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Director General has issued a statement warning of a potential Hepatitis A risk associated with imported frozen berries. UPDATE: MPI has now directed company FSL Foods to recall their Fruzio Mixed Berries sold in 1kg and 500 gram bags. The warning comes following 4 human cases of Hepatitis A thought […]

Berries contaminated with hepatitis A – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on February 17th, 2015.

An outbreak of hepatitis A in Australia has been linked to imported frozen berries from China. ABC News reports that up to nine people in  have become sick with the disease prompting a recall of products including mixed berries frozen pack from Nanna’s and Creative Gourmet brands. Our colleagues at the Australian SMC collected the […]

Berries may reduce cognitive decline – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on April 27th, 2012.

New research has found that eating antioxidant-rich berries could delay age-related cognitive decline by up to two and half years. Blueberries and strawberries, which are high in flavonoids, appear to reduce cognitive decline in older adults according to a new study published this week in Annals of Neurology. The study results suggest that cognitive aging […]

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