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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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AIDS Vancouver Island

Offers support, counselling, advocacy, education and harm reduction for people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C. Drop-in lounge for registered clients is available Mon-Thurs 9 AM-1 PM.more info

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Unit C - 1371 Cedar St
, Campbell River, BC, V9W 2W6
Phone: (250) 830-0787
Toll-free: 1-877-650-8787
Fax: (250) 830-0784
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Alzheimer’s Society of BC

The Alzheimer Society of BC exists to alleviate personal and social consequences of Alzheimer disease and related dementias, to promote public awareness and to search for the causes and cures.more info

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North and Central Vancouver Island Resource Centre
200 - 1585 Bowen Rd
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 1G4
Toll-free: 1-800-462-2833
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BC Brain Injury Association (BCBIA)

The mission of Brainstreams.ca is provide 24/7 access to information and resources for the thousands of people who experience brain injury in BC and beyond each year.

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℅ Sea to Sky Meeting Management Inc., Suite 206, 201 Bewicke Avenue
, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 3M7
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The BC Cancer Agency’s Prevention Programs, with support from the BC Cancer Foundation, has a team of Prevention Educational Leaders (PELs) who are located throughout BC. The PELs build partnerships, collaborate, and support health authorities in assessing community needs and implementing public education programs, as well as making recommendations for cancer control in their regions.more info

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BC Cancer Agency
1423 16 Avenue
, Campbell River, BC, V9W 2E4
Phone: (250) 286-1955
1-800-663-3333 ext 676227: (604) 877-6227
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Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, V5Z 4J4
Local: (604) 675-7141
Toll-Free: 1-800-663-2524 ext. 7141
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Campbell River Head Injury Support Society

For those individuals, families, friends and community who are dealing with issues around brain injury, the Campbell River Head Injury Support Society provides education, advocacy, support, and fellowship to brain injury survivors, their caregivers, families, and education to the general public about brain injury. Caregivers Group and Survivors Support Group programs are available.more info

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591 9th Ave
, Campbell River, BC, V9W 4B5
Phone: (250) 287-4323
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Canadian Cancer Society

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BC and Yukon Division
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
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255 - 2000 Island Hwy North
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Peer support for people with cancer and their caregivers.more info

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Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
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Discussion on brain injury symptoms, coping strategies, self care, community supports, etc.more info

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591 9th Ave
, Campbell River, BC, V9W 4B5
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