Canada: Nature's Touch recalls frozen fruit over Hep A concerns

April 15 , 2016

A frozen berry and cherry blend product has been voluntarily pulled from the shelves in Canada, in response to findings during a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. Nature's Touch product

"Nature's Touch is recalling Nature's Touch brand Organic Berry Cherry Blend from the marketplace due to possible Hepatitis A contamination," the CFIA said in an announcement.

The product, which weighs 1.5kg (3.3lbs), has 'best before' dates up to and including 2018 and the UPC '8 73668 00179 1' has been sold exclusively at Costco warehouse locations in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

"Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased," the CFIA said.

"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 agency is currently conducting a food safety investigation which it said may lead to the recall of other products.

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