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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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Health - Health Promotion / Prevention

Campbell River and District Adult Care Society

Serving adults over 19 with chronic health problems (all complex health-care problems) as well as seniors in the community. To restore our sense of dignity, reduce isolation, improve quality of life and to assist individuals to remain independent in the community.more info

Address / Contact Info
12 - 142 Larwood Road
, Campbell River, BC, V9W 1S2
Phone: (250) 923-0991
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Health Nurse Program (Campbell River Young Parents' Program)

A designated Public Health Nurse is connected with the Campbell River Young Parents' Program and makes individual appointments for immunizations and health information as needed. An Infant Development Consultant visits the centre each month to connect with parents and offer support and information. more info

Address / Contact Info
Campbell River Young Parents’ Program (CRYPP) , Cari’s Infant and Toddler Centre
771 - 4th Ave
, Campbell River, BC, V9W 7R1
Phone: (250) 286-1193
Fax: (250) 286-1135
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Healthy Living Schools

Our team of Prevention Educational Leaders works with school districts to help children (and their families) understand that what they eat, their level of activity, whether they smoke, and if they protect themselves from the sun all have an impact on their health and well being.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC Cancer Agency Prevention Programs
BC
Phone: (604) 877-6227
Phone: 1-800-663-3333 ext 676227
Fax: (604) 877-6212
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Hi5Living / Graduation Transitions

Helps teens and young adults sort through the sometimes confusing messages that they may receive about cancer from the media or their peers.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC Cancer Agency Prevention Programs
BC
Phone: (604) 877-6227
Phone: 1-800-663-3333 ext 676227
Fax: (604) 877-6212
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Run to Quit

Run to Quit pairs the quitting expertise of the Canadian Cancer Society with Running Room’s learn to walk or run 5km clinics. The program greatly increases a person’s chances of quitting smoking while encouraging increased physical activity.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon, Cancer Control & Health Promotion
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Phone: 1-800-419-2906 ext. 264
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Sun Safe Daycares/Pre-Schools

The Sun Safety initiative recognizes those preschool and daycare facilities in BC that have instituted measures to help protect children from harmful exposure to the sun.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC Cancer Agency Prevention Programs
BC
Phone: (604) 877-6227
Phone: 1-800-663-3333 ext 676227
Fax: (604) 877-6212
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