Hepatitis A found in pineapple chunks sold in Alberta and B.C.




Alberta and British Columbia health officials are warning that hepatitis A virus has been detected in a sample of fresh pineapple chunks sold in ready-to-go cups.

Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver caused by a virus that is common in many parts of the developing world.

They added that the Western Family brand cups were produced in the second week of August and were distributed to dozens of Save-On-Foods, Overwaitea Foods and PriceSmart Foods stores in Alberta and B.C.The fruit cups may have been on sale from August 11 and had a best-before date of August 19.

Anyone who consumed the product on August 18 or later should get a hepatitis A vaccine.

Health officials of both provinces say the investigation is ongoing and additional products and stores may be identified.