COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Officials at a Kroger store here destroyed an entire department's inventory of produce because a produce employee was suspected of having contracted the hepatitis A virus. The employee was diagnosed with hepatitis A June 21, the day after the produce was destroyed. On June 22, a deli employee was also diagnosed with hepatitis A, although the Columbus Department of Health determined that the deli items in stock were probably not contaminated because that employee had ...

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