Nature’s Touch Cherry Fruit Blend Recall [Canada]

Canada FlagCanada/Ottawa: Nature's Touch Organic Berry Cherry Frozen Fruit Blend Recall [Canada]Nature’s Touch recalls certain batch/lots of Nature’s Touch brand Organic Berry Cherry Blend due to possible Hepatitis A contamination, a serious health hazard. CFIA:

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Fruit Blend is subject to this recall:

  • Nature’s Touch brand Organic Berry Cherry Blend, 1.5 kilogram (3.3 pound) package; product codes: best-before dates up to and including 2018 MR 15; UPC: 8 73668 00179 1

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. One (1) additional variation of the recalled Fruit Blend is pictured on the Web site above.

According to the CFIA, Nature’s Touch has recalled Nature’s Touch brand Organic Berry Cherry Fruit Blend from the marketplace due to possible Hepatitis A contamination. You should not consume the recalled product listed above.

The recalled Fruit Blend was sold exclusively at Costco Warehouse locations in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia.

According to Public Health Canada, there are 12 verified cases of Hepatitis A in three (3) provinces related to this outbreak: Ontario (9), Quebec (2), and Newfoundland and Labrador (1). Individuals became sick in February and March of this year. Some of the people who were sickened have reported eating the recalled Fruit Blend. The majority of cases (58%) are male, with an average age of 37 years. Three (3) cases have been considered serious enough to require hospitalization.

About Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A is a disease that can cause inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis A can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months requiring considerable medical intervention. People get the Hepatitis A virus by eating contaminated food or water or through direct or indirect contact with an infected person’s stool/feces. Adequate vaccination can protect against the Hepatitis A virus. Adequate hand-washing after using the toilet or changing diapers can reduce the risk of catching the Hepatitis A virus.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Fruit Blend, please do not consume it. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

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CFIA reference number: 10532
Recalls Direct RIN: 6841-2016
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