Monday, April 9, 2012

Western Family Brand Pomeberry is being recalled from the market because it may contain the Hepatitis A virus.
 The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Overwaitea Food Group are warning the public to refrain from consuming the Western Family Brand Pomeberry whose picture is shown above.
The said product may contain the Hepatitis A virus.

They are sold in 600 gram packages with UPC 0 62639 31347 0. All codes are affected. The product is said to have been distributed in the British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and some other provinces.

Hepatitis A contaminated foods may not look nor smell spoiled. Consumption of food affected with Hepatitis A  virus may cause hepatitis and produce a self-limited disease that does not result in chronic infection or chronic liver disease. The illness usually starts about 15-50 days after consuming the affected food. In general, it goes away by itself after two weeks but may lasts up to 6 months  for some people. Symptoms may include fever, nausea, vomiting, low appetite, muscle aches and jaundice ( yellowing in the white of the eyes).

Overwaitea Food Group, Vancouver, British Columbia, the distributor of the affected product is doing a recall in the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

You may call CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

You may go to to know more about Hepatitis A.

Other product recalls are also available at

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