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 http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/hepatite.shtml to know more about Hepatitis A.
Other product recalls are also available at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/hepatite.shtml.
You may also visit http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20120406/cfia-recall-over-hepatitis-a-concerns-120406/ for news about the said recall.