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Aussie firm recalls berries after hepatitis A outbreak

Contamination of the frozen products was traced back to poor hygiene and water supplies in a Chinese packaging plant

Sydney

AN Australian company has recalled its frozen berry products following a hepatitis A outbreak linked to poor hygiene and water supplies in a Chinese packaging plant, reigniting fears about the safety of the Asian giant's food exports.

Australian authorities were investigating on Monday after five people fell sick after eating the Patties Foods Ltd berries, which were grown in both Chile and China before being packaged at the Chinese factory.

There has long been concern about food safety in China,...

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