Frozen Mangoes Recalled In Canada Due To Hepatitis Risk

Various brands of frozen mangoes distributed in several provinces in Canada have been recalled by the country's food inspection agency due to possible Hepatitis A contamination. Some incidents of illness have been reported in Canada associated with consuming them.

If you have one of the recalled mango products, the Canada Food Inspection Agency recommends throwing the item away immediately or returning it to the store where it was purchased.

Frozen Mangoes Have Been Recalled In Canada Canada Food Inspection Agency

The following frozen mango brands have been recalled:

  • Nature's Touch: 2-kilogram bag, best before November 9, 2022
  • Compliments Mango Mania: 600-gram bag, best before November 10, 2022, and December 18, 2022
  • Irresistibles Mango Chunks: 600-gram bag, best before November 10, 2022
  • President's Choice Mango Chunks: 600-gram bag, best before November 6, 2022, and November 10, 2022

The agency says that food items contaminated with the Hepatitis A virus may not look or smell spoiled.

According to the food inspection authority, the viral illness is "usually mild and starts about 15 to 50 days after the contaminated food is eaten."

Though it generally goes away by itself in a week or two, the virus can last up to six months, causing inflammation of the liver — symptoms can include fever, low appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, and yellowing in the whites of the eyes and skin (jaundice).