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Berries blamed for California man’s Hepatitis A

June 6, 2013 • Business


In this May 29, 2013 handout photo provided by Rita Soza, Geoff Soza poses for a picture in front of Spasm Geyser in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Soza may have exposed himself to a national outbreak of hepatitis A, possibly from his healthy morning eating habits. (AP Photo/Rita Soza)

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — Geoff Soza was celebrating his 30th wedding anniversary in Yellowstone National Park when the 64-year-old man learned the hard way that his seemingly healthy breakfast habit of mixing thawed berries with Greek yogurt had exposed him to a national outbreak of hepatitis A.

Dozens of illnesses have been reported, and federal officials have recalled a frozen berry mix sold by Costco and Harris Teeter in seven states.

Soza, a semi-retired contractor, was resting at his Encinitas home this week after an ordeal that threatened to put him on a Login to read more

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