Ottawa, July 30, 2021 - Nature’s Touch Frozen Food Inc. is recalling various frozen mangoes from the marketplace due to possible Hepatitis A contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
|2 kg||8 73668 00180 7||Best Before
2022 NO 09
|600 g||0 55742 50430 9||Best Before
2022 NO 10 and
2022 DE 18
|600 g||0 59749 87600 1||Best Before
2022 NO 10
|President’s Choice||Mango Chunks
|600 g||0 60383 99387 0||Best Before
2022 NO 06 and
2022 NO 10
As of July 31, 2021, there are three laboratory-confirmed cases of Hepatitis A illness being investigated in the following provinces: Québec (2), and Nova Scotia (1). Individuals became sick between late March 2021 and mid June 2021. No hospitalizations or deaths have been reported. Individuals who became ill are between 23 and 63 years of age. The majority of cases (67%) are female.
Who is most at risk
Hepatitis A infections can occur among people of all ages; however, although rare, the severity of illness increases with age. Those with underlying liver disease are also at increased risk for severe illness.
If you have been exposed to Hepatitis A it is possible to spread the virus to other people before you experience any symptoms.
What you should do
If you suspect you have been exposed to recalled products, or have symptoms consistent for Hepatitis A, see your health care provider immediately. Vaccination can prevent the onset of symptoms if given within 14 days of exposure. This notice contains more advice on how to avoid getting sick.
Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out.
Food contaminated with Hepatitis A virus may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this virus may cause hepatitis and produce a self-limited disease that does not result in chronic infection or chronic liver disease. The illness is usually mild and starts about 15 to 50 days after the contaminated food is eaten. It generally goes away by itself in a week or two, although it can last up to 6 months in some people. It can cause inflammation of the liver, and symptoms may include fever, low appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, and yellowing in the whites of the eyes and the skin (jaundice).
Visit PHACs Public Health Notice: Outbreak of Hepatitis A infections linked to frozen mangoes or the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for more information.