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View Document Hepatitis A Exposure from Contaminated Pineapple Products

Community Health Notice posted: 07-Sep-2017 2:56 PM PDT

An investigation into hepatitis A virus in fresh pineapple chunks has identified several products that may have been contaminated and pose a risk to consumers. The media was notified on Friday, September 1, 2017 regarding one product (Western Family pineapple chunks in ready-to-go cups). More products have since been identified as potentially contaminated with Hepatitis A. The products implicated were sold at Overwaitea, Save-on-Foods and PriceSmart stores throughout BC, as well as Ferraro Foods in Trail, BC.

Please read the attached message from the Chief Medical Health Officer regarding this product alert.

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Substance Use / Addictions - Counselling / Therapy

Community Counsellors Program

Provides alcohol and drug counselling, support groups and workshops.more info

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Kwakiutl District Council Health (KDC Health)
1400A Drake Rd
, Campbell River, BC, V9W 7K6
Phone: (250) 286-9766
Toll-free: 1-866-286-9766
Fax: (250) 286-9713
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Mental Health and Substance Use

To restore, preserve and promote the wellbeing of adults, 19 to under 65 years of age, by ensuring the provision of effective and responsive mental health and substance use. Adults 65 years of age or older who are presenting with a pre-existing mental illness and/or substance use as a focus for services may also be considered for services.more info

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Island Health
207 - 1040 Shoppers Row
, Campbell River, BC, V9W 2C6
Phone: (250) 850-2620
Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888
Fax: (250) 850-2464
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Precious Beginnings Program

A program based on mentoring of women at risk; mentors are well-connected to the communities and provide long-term support, practical assistance and advocacy for women who are making fundamental changes in their lives.more info

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Kwakiutl District Council Health (KDC Health)
1400A Drake Rd
, Campbell River, BC, V9W 7K6
Phone: (250) 286-9766
Toll-free: 1-866-286-9766
Fax: (250) 286-9713
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Substance Abuse Prevention Program, SD72, Student Services

The Substance Abuse Prevention Program provides support and resources to teachers, students and parents on the use and misuse of alcohol, tobacco and drugs.more info

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School District 72 - Campbell River, Robron Centre
740 Robron Rd
, Campbell River, BC, V9W 7Y9
Phone: (250) 286-4400
Fax: (250) 286-6060
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Tobacco Education

TEAM is a document developed for use by non healthcare front-line workers who wish to assist tobacco users with cessation.more info

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BC Cancer Agency Prevention Programs
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Phone: (604) 877-6227
Phone: 1-800-663-3333 ext 676227
Fax: (604) 877-6212
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Youth & Family Substance Use Services

John Howard Society. Alcohol and Drug counselling services for youth. Assessment; individual, group and family counselling; referral for residential treatment; follow-up support. There is no charge for this service.more info

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The John Howard Society of North Island
Suite 201, 140A-10th Ave
, Campbell River, BC, V9W 4E3
Phone: (250) 286-0611
Fax: (250) 286-3650
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