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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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B.C. Foster Care Education Program

Mandatory training consists of 14 modules which including topics on communication skills, effects of caregiving, child and youth development, attachment, separation and loss, child abuse and neglect, guiding behaviour of children and youth, substance misuse, cultural responsiveness, aboriginal children in care, FAS/FAE/NAS and suicide awareness.more info

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Foster Parent Support Services Society – Upper Island
C/O: 145-735 Goldstream Avenue
, Victoria, BC, V9B 2X4
Phone: (250) 204-1566
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Caregiver Support Program

John Howard Society. Provides consultation and support to foster parents referred by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. 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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Foster Parent Support Services Society – Upper Island

The FPSS Society is a Grass Roots organization committee to providing meaningful and accessible support, education and networking services which will continually enhance the skills and abilities of Foster Parents to deliver the best care possible to the children in their homes.more info

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Foster Parent Support Services Society
C/O: 145-735 Goldstream Avenue
, Victoria, BC, V9B 2X4
Phone: (250) 204-1566
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