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BC Health alert linked to frozen fruit product

People who have consumed uncooked Pomeberry Blend frozen berries manufactured by Western Family since April 5 may be eligible to receive a hepatitis A vaccine.
The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), regional health authorities and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have been investigating five cases of hepatitis A in people who have consumed Pomeberry Blend frozen fruit.
On Thursday, April 5 the BCCDC warned the public to not consume Pomeberry Blend frozen berries and to discard them. The CFIA issued a food recall on the same day. The BCCDC said the overall risk to the public is very low. However, if people have consumed uncooked Pomeberry Blend frozen fruit since April 5 and have not previously received two doses of hepatitis A vaccine or had hepatitis A disease, they are eligible to receive hepatitis A vaccine. For further details on how to obtain the vaccine, people should contact their local public health unit.
No other frozen products from Western Family are a concern at this time. The product has been distributed to Save-On-Foods and affiliated Overwaitea stores. The CFIA recall is available online at http://www.inspection.gc.ca.

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