Fresh-cut pineapple cups in Canada test positive for Hepatitis A

Consumers in Alberta, British Columbia who bought ready-to-go pineapple cups from the Western Family brand recently are being advised by Alberta Health Services to check the date of production after the hepatitus A virus was found in a sample produced Aug. 12.

The fruit cups may have been sold starting Aug. 12 with a best-before date of Aug. 19.

AHS said the cups were distributed to 58 Save-On-Foods, Overwaitea Foods and PriceSmart Foods stores in Alberta and B.C. 

In Alberta, the product was sold at 14 Save-On-Foods in the Edmonton area including stores in Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park and St. Albert. They were also sold at a Save-On-Foods in Lethbridge, one in Calgary, three stores in Fort McMurray and one in Grande Prairie. 

Consumers who have the product are advised to throw it out. 


Publication date: 9/4/2017

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