Thursday April 12, 2012
FHA says vaccinations may be needed for consumers of Pomeberry Blend
Released by Fraser Health/Image courtesy of Grocery Alerts
epatitis A vaccine recommended for anyone who has consumed Western Family Pomeberry Blend frozen fruit in past 14 days Fraser Health is offering a free dose of hepatitis A vaccine for people who have in the past 14 days consumed Pomeberry Blend frozen fruit manufactured by Western Family and have not previously received two doses of hepatitis A vaccine or had hepatitis A disease.
The vaccine is ineffective if more than 14 days has passed since you consumed the product and you do not need vaccine.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume Western Family brand Pomeberry Blend frozen fruit, which has been sold in 600g packages at Save-On-Foods, Price Smart and affiliated Overwaitea stores. The affected product may contain Hepatitis A virus.
Read the release
Only the Western Family Pomeberry Blend is affected. No other pomegranate, berry or other fruit products or brands including juices are currently of concern.
Fraser Health will be holding weekend health clinics on April 14 and 15. The time and location of the weekend health clinics will be posted on the Fraser Health website on Friday at: www.fraserhealth.ca/hepatitisA. Local Health Unit numbers are listed below.
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