More warnings issued about pineapple products in Alberta, B.C., and Saskatchewan

By The Canadian Press
September 7, 2017 - 6:20am

EDMONTON- Alberta Health Services has expanded the warning about hepatitis A in packaged pineapple chunks to include more fruit products sold in 58 stores in B.C. and Alberta.

Both AHS 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, Saskatchewan.

Here is the current list of implicated products sold in Alberta:

Western Family Fruit Salad (198g)

Fruit Salad (227g and 425g)

Western Family Citrus Salad (226g)

Western Family Pineapple Chunks (served in 198 g ready-to-go cups)

Pineapple Chunks (fresh) (227g and 425g)

To view additional products sold outside of Alberta, visit https://www.saveonfoods.com/product-alerts/

Initially the warning applied only to Western Family fresh pineapple chunk.

AHS 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.

More information on hepatitis A can be found at www.myhealthalberta.ca

(The Canadian Press) 

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