Point Edward, ON – Lambton Public Health (LPH) is informing residents that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a food recall warning for various frozen mango products due to possible Hepatitis A contamination.
Currently, the following products are subject to the recall:
- Nature’s Touch frozen mangoes sold in a two kilogram bag. UPC bar code: 873668001807. Best before November 9, 2022.
- Compliments frozen mango mania sold in a 600 gram bag. UPC bar code: 055742504309. Best before November 10, 2022 and December 18, 2022.
- Irresistibles frozen mango chunks sold in a 600 gram bag. UPC bar code: 059749876001. Best before November 10, 2022.
- President’s Choice frozen mango chunks sold in a 600 gram bag. UPC bar code: 060383993870. Best before November 6, 2022 and November 10, 2022.
Please note that this list may be subject to change depending on the investigation. For up to date recall information, please visit the CFIA Food Recall Warning and Allergy Alerts website.
Anyone who has the recalled mango products should not eat them. Food contaminated with Hepatitis A may not look or smell spoiled. The products can be thrown away or returned to the store where they were bought. After handling the products, people should wash their hands with soapy water and sanitize any surfaces the package was in contact with.
LPH strongly recommends that anyone six months of age and over who was exposed to the recalled products in the past 14 days receive a Hepatitis A vaccine. Vaccination can prevent the onset of symptoms if given within 14 days of exposure. Individuals who have received a complete series of Hepatitis A or Hepatitis A/B (Twinrix) vaccine or who have received a single dose of Hepatitis A vaccine in the past 6 months or have previously had a Hepatitis A infection do not require further vaccine for this exposure. Individuals with chronic liver disease who were exposed to the recalled products in the past 14 days should contact their physician to determine if they require any further treatments in addition to the vaccine.
As a precaution, members of the public who have consumed the recalled product in the last 14 days are asked to contact Lambton Public Health at 519-383-8331. The health unit is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Symptoms of Hepatitis A usually develop about four weeks after exposure to the virus, although this period can range from 15 to 50 days. Symptoms can include fever, loss of appetite, nausea, abdominal discomfort, malaise, and jaundice. People who are immunocompromised, are older, or have a pre-existing chronic liver disease are more at risk of serious illness.
Further information on Hepatitis A symptoms, and how the virus is transmitted can be found on the Government of Canada’s website. More information can also be found on the Food Recall page of LPH’s website.