Tainted pineapple cups sold in two Kamloops grocery stores

By Vanessa Ybarra
September 1, 2017 - 4:36pm Updated: September 2, 2017 - 8:03am

KAMLOOPS — The Hepatitis A virus has been detected in a sample of Western Family brand fresh pineapple chunks sold in ready-to-go cups.

The Centre for Disease Control says the cups were assembled on August 11th and distributed to 38 Save-On-Foods, Overwaitea Foods and PrinceSmart Foods stores in B.C. including two in Kamloops.

The locations are the Save-on-Foods at 2101 East Trans Canada Highway and 450 Lansdowne Street.

Health officials say people who have consumed the product on August 18th or later should get a dose of hepatitis A vaccine.

Consumers who have frozen the product should discard it.

Hepatitis A is an infection caused by a virus that affects the liver.

Symptoms include yellow skin or eyes, loss of appetite, fever, tiredness, stomach ache, nausea, dark coloured urine, and light or whitish coloured bowel movements. 

If you develop symptoms contact your family doctor and local health unit office immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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