The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is warning consumers that Hepatitis A virus has been detected in a sample of Western Family brand fresh pineapple chunks sold in ready-to-go cups.


Current information indicates the cups were produced on August 11th and distributed to 38 Save-On-Foods, Overwaitea Foods and PriceSmart Foods stores in BC. (A list is available HERE).

The fruit cups may have been on sale from August 11th and had a best before date of August 19th.

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The investigation is ongoing. Other products are believed to be affected and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Hepatitis A vaccine can prevent hepatitis A infection if given within 14 days after exposure.

  • If you consumed this product on August 18th or later, you should receive a dose of hepatitis A vaccine.
  • If you develop symptoms of hepatitis A, contact your family doctor and local health unit office immediately.
  • Consumers who have frozen the product should discard it.

No illness has been reported to date.

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For information about free hepatitis A vaccine in your health authority if you consumed the product within the last 14 days:

A free hepatitis A vaccine can also be offered at any Overwaitea banner stores including Save-On-Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Overwaitea Foods and Urban Fare. Please contact the pharmacist at any of these stores for more information.