Local residents are being asked to check their freezers for frozen mango products potentially contaminated with Hepatitis A, as some are known to have been distributed in the region.
The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit warns the frozen mango products suspected of being contaminated were sold in some stores in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Anyone with this frozen fruit product at home is asked not to eat it, but immediately throw out the product or return it to the store. If anyone has eaten the affected product within the past 14 days, they need to contact their health care provider.
Child care facilities, day camps, overnight camps and long-term care homes should also check their food products to determine if the recalled product was served.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a food recall warning on July 30 relating to Nature’s Touch Frozen Food Inc. Various brands of the company’s frozen mango products are possibly contaminated with Hepatitis A. The affected products were widely available in multiple grocery store chains and independent retailers in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada. Specific product information include:
- Nature’s Touch frozen mangoes: 2 kg size; UPC: 873668001807; Best before date: Nov. 9, 2022
- Compliments frozen mango mania: 600 g size; UPC: 055742504309; Best before date: Nov. 10, 2022 and Dec. 18, 2022
- Irresistibles frozen mango chunks: 600 g size; UPC: 059749876001; Best before date: Nov. 10, 2022
President’s Choice frozen mango chunks: 600 g size; UPC: 060383993870; Best before date: Nov. 6, 2022 and Nov. 10, 2022
People can call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1507 for more information. Health Unit staff are also contacting local stores that may have sold the frozen mango products to ensure they are removed from shelves.