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Hepatitis A vaccination recommended for people who consumed recalled frozen fruit

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a food recall warning of Nature’s Touch Frozen Food Inc. frozen mangoes due to possible Hepatitis A contamination. The recalled products are:
Nature’s Touch frozen mangoes 2 kg; UPC: 873668001807; Best before 2022 NO 09
Compliments frozen mango mania 600 g; UPC: 055742504309; Best before 2022 NO 10/2022 DE 18
Irresistibles frozen mango chunks 600 g; UPC: 059749876001; Best before 2022 NO 10
President’s Choice frozen mango chunks 600 g; UPC: 060383993870; Best before 2022 NO 06/2022 NO 10

Anyone with this frozen fruit is asked to discard the product or return it to the store. It should not be eaten.

HPEPH is recommending that anyone over the age of six months who has eaten the recalled product within the past 14 days receive Hepatitis A vaccination. For individuals previously immunized with two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine, no further immunization is needed.

HPEPH is providing Hepatitis A vaccination to those who have eaten the recalled product on a drop-in basis Monday to Friday until Aug. 13, 2021 at 179 North Park Street, Belleville from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. When you arrive, please let reception know you need a Hepatitis A vaccine.

Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus. Symptoms of Hepatitis A usually appear within 14 to 28 days of exposure but may take up to 50 days to appear. You may be infected and not have any symptoms. If you have symptoms, they can include fever, stomach pain, dark urine, nausea and vomiting, tiredness, loss of appetite, jaundice (skin and whites of eyes turn yellow), and clay or ash-coloured bowel movements.

For more information on this recall visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website. If you are experiencing symptoms call your primary care provider or telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.

Hepatitis A is usually spread by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with the virus. It may also be spread through close contact with an infectious person.

For the more information on Hepatitis A, visit the HPEPH website.

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