Hepatitis A is making its rounds in the fruit aisles this month, as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found a third frozen fruit product that could possibly be contaminated by the virus, causing Scenic Fruit Company of Gresham, Ore. to issue a voluntary recall on its Woodstock Frozen Organic Pomegranate Kernels.

Scenic Fruit is recalling 5,091 cases of the product after the FDA found that the pomegranate seeds were part of the same shipment from Turkey as those used in Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidants Blend. The antioxidant blend caused 127 people to become ill with the virus. Products were shipped to distribution centers in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington, after which they may have been shipped to grocery stores elsewhere.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a statement that it would "continue "working with the firms who have distributed pomegranate seeds from this shipment from Turkey to help ensure that all recipients of these seeds have been notified."

Hepatitis A is a liver disease spread mostly through food or water contaminated by fecal matter from an infected person. It normally takes between 15 and 50 days to become ill, and it causes a number of symptoms, including swelling of the liver, diarrhea, jaundice, fever, nausea and flu-like symptoms. However, it's rare that the sickness is permanent.

The particular strain of Hepatitis A, found from 56 of the people sickened by the antioxidant mix, is not usually seen in the U.S. - it's found mostly in North Africa and the Middle East.

"This outbreak highlights the food safety challenge posed by today's global food system," Michael R. Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine, told the Associated Press.

"The presence in a single product of multiple ingredients from multiple countries compounds the difficulty of finding the cause of an illness outbreak. The Hepatitis A outbreak shows how we have improved our ability to investigate and respond to outbreaks, but also why we are working to build a food safety system that more effectively prevents them," said Taylor.