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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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Condition Specific Info / Support - Cancer

BC Cancer Agency - Prevention Programs

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

Address / Contact Info
BC Cancer Agency
1423 16 Avenue
, Campbell River, BC, V9W 2E4
Phone: (250) 286-1955
1-800-663-3333 ext 676227: (604) 877-6227
Fax: (604) 877-6212
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Camp Goodtimes

Camp Goodtimes provides a safety-focused, medically supervised, fun and recreational experience for children and teens affected by cancer and their families.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, V5Z 4J4
Local: (604) 675-7141
Toll-Free: 1-800-663-2524 ext. 7141
Fax: (604) 675-7124
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Canadian Cancer Society

Get trusted cancer information, locate community services, find help with travel & accommodations, borrow wigs & prosthesis, talk to someone who’s been there, adjust to life after treatment.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC and Yukon Division
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Cancer Information Service: 1-888-939-3333
Division Office: (604) 872-4400
Fax: (604) 872-4113
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Cancer Connection

Peer support for people with cancer and their caregivers.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Toll-Free: 1-800-822-8664
Local: (604) 675-7148
Fax: (604) 675-7301
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New Normal

Adjust to life after breast or colorectal cancer.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Toll-Free: 1-800-822-8664
Local: (604) 675-7148
Fax: (604) 675-7301
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Travel Treatment Fund

Limited, short-term financial assistance to cover a portion of cancer-related transportation and accommodation expenses.more info

Address / Contact Info
Candian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Toll-Free: 1-800-663-2524 ext. 7122
Local: (604) 675-7122
Fax: (604) 675-7301
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Vancouver Island Lodge

Affordable accommodations located across from the Royal Jubilee Hospital and within walking distance to the BC Cancer Agency. A home away from home during cancer treatment with meals and support services.more info

Address / Contact Info
Candian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
2202 Richmond Road
, Victoria, BC, V8R 4R5
Phone: (250) 592-2662
Fax: (250) 592-7616
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West Coast Prostate Awareness Society

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Address / Contact Info
Altrusa House
12 - 142 Larwood Road
, Campbell River, BC, V9W 1S2
Phone: (250) 286-9696
Phone: (250) 923-1357
Fax: (250) 923-1348
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Wig & Breast Prosthesis Banks

Offering a wide range of donated wigs, headwear, permanent prostheses and bras to cancer patients throughout BC who have undergone surgery and cannot afford the cost of a wig or prosthesis.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Cancer Information Service: 1-888-939-3333
Division Office: (604) 872-4400
Fax: (604) 872-4113
Web Links Website Email