Published On: Fri, Oct 26th, 2012

Scottish County of East Renfrewshire warns public of Chinese strawberries

Weeks after a norovirus outbreak that sickened more than 11,000 German schoolchildren was linked to Chinese strawberries, East Renfrewshire Council in Scotland is advising the public  to check their freezers for food products for the tainted berries.


sliced strawberries

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According to an  East Renfrewshire Council news release Oct. 24, environmental health officials in the county say the implicated products – frozen Chinese strawberries or other soft fruit – are made by Laiyang Jiatong  Foodstuff Co Ltd in China.

The advice follows a norovirus outbreak that sickened thousands of schoolkids in Germany in September-October.

Although the Robert Koch Institut said earlier that epidemiological studies have a “strong and statistically significant association” between the consumption of strawberry dishes, prepared from frozen strawberries, and the resulting diseases of diarrhea and vomiting, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) said they conducted an inspection of the strawberry exporter in question, reportedly finding no trace of the suspected norovirus.

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