Frozen berries recalled over hepatitis A concerns
Published Friday, April 6, 2012 8:12PM EDT
Consumers in several provinces are being warned about frozen berries that may contain the hepatitis A virus.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Overwaitea Food Group said Friday that the public should not consume the Western Family brand Pomeberry.
"This product is known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario and may also have been distributed to other provinces."
The health hazard alert from the CFIA said that the berries are sold in 600 gram packages and have a UPC of 0 62639 31347 0.
"Food contaminated with hepatitis A virus may not look or smell spoiled," the health alert stated.
"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 CFIA said.