Newspaper article The Canadian Press

More Warnings Issued about Pineapple Products in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

More Warnings Issued about Pineapple Products in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan

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More warnings about pineapple products

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A warning about hepatitis A in packaged pineapple chunks has been expanded to include more fruit products sold in 58 stores in B.C. and Alberta.

Both Alberta Health Services and the B.C. Centre for Disease Control says the ready-to-go fruit cups, fruit salads and pineapples were sold at Save-on-Foods, Overwaitea Foods and PriceSmart Foods locations in the two provinces last month.

The products were also sold at Ferraro Foods in Trail, B.C., and at Save-On-Foods in Yorkton, Sask.

Initially the warning applied only to Western Family fresh pineapple chunks, but it was expanded to include fresh peeled and cored pineapple, fresh fruit salad and fresh citrus salad.

The agency says the investigation is ongoing and other products are believed to be affected.

Anyone who ate the products is advised to get a hepatitis A vaccine immediately as the vaccine can prevent infection if administered within two weeks of exposure to the virus. …

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