Following the recall of Nature's Touch Organic Berry Cherry Blend on Saturday due to contamination, Costco is now offering affected consumers Hepatitis A vaccinations.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recalled the frozen berry mix sold exclusively at Costco locations in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
To date, there have been 13 reported cases of Hep A linked to the berries, nine of which occurred in Ontario, three in Quebec and one in Newfoundland and Labrador. Three individuals were hospitalized as a result.
The Public Health Agency of Canada advises anyone who consumed the product, or who shows symptoms of Hepatitis A, to see their doctor immediately.
Costco Canada is offering vaccinations for anyone affected. If taken within two weeks of exposure, the vaccine can prevent the onset of symptoms, which include inflammation of the liver, fever, low appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, and jaundice.
Though mild symptoms may last no more than a couple weeks, more severe cases can last several months.
The recalled berry 1.5 kg packages with the UPC code 8 73668 00179 1 had best before dates up to and including March 16, 2018.
Click for further information about the CFIA recall and details about the outbreak from the Health Agency.