Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 15, 2016 15:58 ET

Food Recall Warning: Nature's Touch Brand Organic Berry Cherry Blend Recalled Due to Hepatitis A

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 15, 2016) -

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Nature's Touch is recalling Nature's Touch brand Organic Berry Cherry Blend from the marketplace due to possible Hepatitis A contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold exclusively at Costco warehouse locations in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Nature's Touch Organic Berry Cherry Blend 1.5 kg (3.3 lb) 8 73668 00179 1 Best Before
dates up to
and including
2018 MR 15

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Hepatitis A virus may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this virus may cause hepatitis and produce a self-limited disease that does not result in chronic infection or chronic liver disease. The illness is usually mild and starts about 15 to 50 days after the contaminated food is eaten. It generally goes away by itself in a week or two, although it can last up to 6 months in some people. It can cause inflammation of the liver, and symptoms may include fever, low appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, and yellowing in the whites of the eyes and the skin (jaundice).

- Learn more about the health risks

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- View our detailed explanation of the food safety investigation and recall process

If you suspect you have become ill from eating a recalled product, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recommends contacting your doctor.

Background

This recall was triggered by findings of the CFIA during the investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

More information

- CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

Contact Information

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