Whole Foods Investigates Hepatitis A Outbreak

A Detroit-area Whole Foods is investigating incidents of Hepatitis A after two people tested positive for the virus

Hepatitis A is spread through ingesting contaminated food or drink.

Whole Foods is currently investigating two cases of Hepatitis A that stemmed from the prepared foods section in a Detroit store location. The first person to test positive for the virus was an employee, while the second person was a customer who contracted the disease from the employee.

Fortunately, both people who contracted the disease were diagnosed quickly so that the highly contagious virus likely did not have time to spread, Capital Wired reported.

Whole Foods advises “all customers who consumed prepared food between October 6 and October 12 to go to their doctor for a preventive check and treatment,” according to a statement.

Hepatitis A symptoms include extreme fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle aches and pains, nausea and vomiting, and a low-grade fever, as well as jaundice.


Earlier this year, Costco investigated a similar Hepatitis A outbreak from frozen fruit.