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Hepatitis A Virus Found In Pineapple Cups

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EDMONTON, ALBERTA (ALBOENEWS)  —  Alberta Health Services advises consumers check the date on ready-to-eat pineapple slices from the Western Family brand sold at Save-On-Foods stores in Alberta in British Columbia, according to CBC News. A sampling of the pinepple cups produced on August 12 has been found to contain the Hepatitis A virus. The cups have a best-before date of August 19 and consumers are being advised to throw them out.

The product was also sold at Overwaitea Foods and PriceSmart Foods. Those who believe they may have eaten the pineapple are being assured the risk of transmission is low, but they are also being encouraged to call 811 to speak to a Health Link representative. Those infected with Hepatitis A can become ill within 15-30 days of transmission and can be infectious prior to presenting with symptoms of the liver disease.

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