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Food Recall Warning - Nature's Touch brand Organic Berry Cherry Blend recalled due to Hepatitis A

Recall date:
April 15, 2016
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Other
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Nature's Touch
Distribution:
New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
10532

Recall details

Ottawa, April 15, 2016 - Nature's Touch is recalling Nature's Touch brand Organic Berry Cherry Blend from the marketplace due to possible Hepatitis A contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold exclusively at Costco warehouse locations in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Nature's Touch Organic Berry Cherry Blend 1.5 kg (3.3 lb) Best Before dates up to and including 2018 MR 15 8 73668 00179 1

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Hepatitis A virus may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this virus may cause hepatitis and produce a self-limited disease that does not result in chronic infection or chronic liver disease. The illness is usually mild and starts about 15 to 50 days after the contaminated food is eaten. It generally goes away by itself in a week or two, although it can last up to 6 months in some people. It can cause inflammation of the liver, and symptoms may include fever, low appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, and yellowing in the whites of the eyes and the skin (jaundice).

If you suspect you have become ill from eating a recalled product, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recommends contacting your doctor.

Background

This recall was triggered by findings of the CFIA during the investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

More information

Public Health Notice - Outbreak of Hepatitis A infections; consumers advised not to eat Nature's Touch Organic Berry Cherry Blend frozen fruit

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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