Nature’s Touch is recalling their brand of Organic Berry Cherry Blend because of a possible Hepatitis A contamination. The Nature’s Touch Organic Berry Cherry Blend has been sold at Costco stores in several provinces in Canada including Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Consumers have reported suffering from illnesses after consuming this product. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued the recall after an investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The CFIA’s investigation is ongoing and their findings may lead to more recalls of other products. The CFIA advises contacting your doctor if you become ill after consuming this product.
If you discover this product in your home the CFIA recommends throwing it out or returning it to the store where it was purchased.
In the recall notice the CFIA says that food that is contaminated with Hepatitis A may not appear or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this virus may cause hepatitis and produce a self-limited disease that does not result in chronic infection or chronic liver disease. Symptoms typically start 15 to 50 days after the contaminated food is consumed. These can include inflammation of the liver, fever, reduced appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, and yellowing in the whites of the eyes and the skin.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.
The recall applies to Nature’s Touch Organic Berry Cherry Blend, 1.5 kg bags, with the UPC code 8 73668 00179 1, and best before dates up to and including 15 March 2018.