Hepatitis A found in pineapple chunks sold in Alberta and B.C. supermarkets
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, September 2, 2017 5:14PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, September 3, 2017 9:01PM EDT
EDMONTON -- Provincial health officials in Alberta and British Columbia are warning that hepatitis A virus has been detected in a sample of fresh pineapple chunks sold in ready-to-go cups.
Alberta Health Services and the B.C. Centre for Disease Control say the Western Family brand cups were produced in the second week of August and were distributed to dozens of Save-On-Foods, Overwaitea Foods and PriceSmart Foods stores in Alberta and B.C.
Health officials say the risk of infection is low and no illnesses have been reported.
The fruit cups may have been on sale from August 11 and had a best-before date of August 19.
Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver caused by a virus that is common in many parts of the developing world.
Symptoms include fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, dark urine, stomach pains and jaundice.
Illness can occur within 15 to 50 days after exposure to the virus, but usually within 28 to 30 days.
Anyone who consumed the product on August 18 or later should get a hepatitis A vaccine.
Health officials in Alberta and B.C. say the investigation is ongoing and additional products and stores may be identified.
Full list of stores where the product was sold in British Columbia:
- Save-on-Foods, 300 - 32700 S. Fraser Way (West Oaks Mall), Abbotsford BC, V2T 4M5
- Save-on-Foods, 2388 Whatcom Road, Abbotsford BC, V3G 0C1
- Save-on-Foods, 3433 North Road, Burnaby BC, V3J 0A9
- Save-on-Foods, 4469 Kingsway (Old Orchard Shopping Mall), Burnaby BC, V5H 1Z9
- PriceSmart Foods, 4650 Kingsway, Burnaby BC, V5H 4L9
- Save-on-Foods, 200 - 7155 Kingsway, Burnaby BC, V5E 2V1
- Save-on-Foods, 4399 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby BC, V5C 3Y7
- Save-on-Foods, 46020 Yale Road (Salish Plaza), Chilliwack BC, V2P 7V2
- Save-on-Foods, 45635 Tamihi Way, Chilliwack BC, V2R 0M4
- Save-on-Foods, 2991 Lougheed Highway (Pinetree Village), Coquitlam BC, V3B 6J6
- Save-on-Foods, 7015 - 120th Street (Scottsdale Centre), Delta BC, V4E 2A9
- Save-on-Foods, 181 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan BC, V9L 3P8
- Save-on-Foods, 10345 100th Street, Fort St. John BC, V1J 3Z2
- Overwaitea, 1020 10th Avenue South, PO Box 409, Golden BC, V0A 1H0
- Save-on-Foods, #9 - 2101 E. Trans Canada Hwy, Kamloops BC, V2C 4A6
- Save-on-Foods, 200-450 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops BC, V2C 1Y3
- Save-on-Foods, #10 - 301 Highway 33 W., Kelowna BC, V1X 1X8
- Save-on-Foods, 20151 Fraser Highway, Langley BC, V3A 4E4
- Save-on-Foods, 8840 - 210 Street, Langley BC, V1M 2Y2
- Save-on-Foods, #1 - 20255 - 64th Avenue, Langley BC, V2Y 1M9
- Save-on-Foods, 23981 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge BC, V4R 1W1
- Save-on-Foods, #116 - 1700 Garcia Street, PO Box 144, Merritt BC, V1K 1B8
- Save-on-Foods, 400 - 32555 London Avenue, Mission BC, V2V 6M7
- Save-on-Foods, #600 - 333 Brooksbank Avenue (Park & Tilford Gardens), North Vancouver BC, V7J 3S8
- Save-on-Foods, #161 - 2111 Main Street (Cherry Lane Shopping Centre), Penticton BC, V2A 6W6
- Save-on-Foods, 5232 Domano Blvd, Prince George BC, V2N 4A1
- Save-on-Foods, 100, 1600 - 15th Avenue (Parkwood Plaza), Prince George, V2L 3X3
- Save-on-Foods, 555 Central Street (Spruceland Mall), Prince George BC, V2M 3C6
- Save-on-Foods, 3885 W. Austin Road, Prince George BC, V2K 2H7
- Save-on-Foods, 555 Victoria Road, PO Box 512, Revelstoke BC, V0E 2S0
- PriceSmart Foods, 8200 Ackroyd Road, Richmond BC, V6X 1B5
- Save-on-Foods, 3000 - 11666 Steveston Hwy, Richmond BC, V7A 5J3
- Save-on-Foods, 2345 Beacon Avenue, Sidney BC, V8L 1W9
- Overwaitea, 113 Red Cedar Drive, PO Box 790, Sparwood BC, V0B 2G0
- Save-on-Foods, 1301 Pemberton (Chieftain Mall), Squamish BC, V8B 0A1
- Save-on-Foods, 10312 King George Boulevard, Surrey BC, V3T 2W5
- Save-on-Foods, 4731 Lakelse Avenue (Skeena Mall), Terrace BC, V8G 1R5
- Save-on-Foods, #255 - 2306 Highway 6, Vernon BC, V1T 7E3
Alberta Save-On-Foods stores where the product was sold:
- 401 Highlands Blvd West, Lethbridge
- 155 Walden Gate S.E., Calgary
- 360 Mayfield Common N.W., Edmonton
- 8124 - 112th Avenue, Edmonton
- 1120-91 Street SW, Edmonton
- 11180 Ellerslie Road SW, Edmonton
- 2390 - 24th Street NW, Edmonton
- 9510-160 Ave NW, Edmonton
- 10368 78th Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
- 6260 – 199 Street NW, Edmonton
- Suite 100-121 Century Crossing, Spruce Grove
- 740 St. Albert Trail, St. Albert
- #500 - 140 St. Albert Trail, St. Albert
- 81 Fir Street, Sherwood Park
- 60 Broadway Boulevard, Sherwood Park
- #10 – 4005 Clover Bar Road, Sherwood Park
- 10819 - 106th Avenue, Grande Prairie
- #106 – 100 Riverstone Ridge, Fort McMurray
- 131 Signal Road, Fort McMurray
- 8406 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray