August 4, 2021
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a food recall warning of Nature’s Touch Frozen Food Inc. frozen mangoes due to possible Hepatitis A contamination. The recalled products are:
- Nature’s Touch frozen mangoes 2 kg; UPC: 873668001807; Best before 2022 NO 09
- Compliments frozen mango mania 600 g; UPC: 055742504309; Best before 2022 NO 10/2022 DE 18
- Irresistibles frozen mango chunks 600 g; UPC: 059749876001; Best before 2022 NO 10
- President’s Choice frozen mango chunks 600 g; UPC: 060383993870; Best before 2022 NO 06/2022 NO 10
Anyone with this frozen fruit is asked to discard the product or return it to the store. It should not be eaten.
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is recommending that anyone over the age of 6 months who has eaten the recalled product within the past 14 days receive Hepatitis A vaccination. For individuals previously immunized with two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine, no further immunization is needed. If you are unable to identify the product you consumed or the store from which it was purchased, consider getting vaccinated.
The Health Unit is providing Hepatitis A vaccination to those who have eaten the recalled product in the last 14 days. Clinics will be held in Brockville and Smiths Falls this Friday, August 6, 2021. Call 1-800-660-5853 to make an appointment.
If you consumed the product more than 14 days ago, watch for symptoms of Hep A. Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus. Symptoms of Hepatitis A usually appear within 14 to 28 days of exposure but may take up to 50 days to appear. You may be infected and not have any symptoms. If you have symptoms, they can include fever, stomach pain, dark urine, nausea and vomiting, tiredness, loss of appetite, jaundice (skin and whites of eyes turn yellow), and clay or ash-coloured bowel movements.
Hepatitis A is usually spread by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with the virus. It may also be spread through close contact with an infectious person. See more info on this factsheet. If you are experiencing symptoms call your primary care provider or telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.
For more information on this recall please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website.
For media interviews, contact: Susan Healey, Communications Co-ordinator, 613-802-0550 or email [email protected].