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.
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).
Montreal's Le Boulevard shopping centre can stay in business after all. The news comes following an April announcement that Le Boulevard would be closing its doors after 68 years in operation, as the city of Montreal prepared to take over the property rights for the extension of the Société de transport de Montreal (STM)'s blue line.
According to a news release by Quebec's Ministry of Transport, the iconic shopping centre can remain open past December 1 when the STM officially becomes the owner of the property.
"One of the goals of the work was to limit the project's impact on the shopping centre and the activities of merchants," reads the ministry's statement.
The task force proposed revising the size of the terminal, the parking area and the centre's storage space for construction materials in order to preserve the building as a solution so that merchants could have the opportunity to continue to sell goods and services to shoppers, the news release says.
According to the ministry, the Quebec government's acquisition of the shopping centre was a decision made by the Tribunal administratif du Québec and was not foreseen by the STM.
At the time this was written, Le Boulevard's Facebook page was no longer active.
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Police services in Sherbrooke held a press conference this past Thursday to explain how first responders mistakenly threw away the charred body of a woman into a dumpster at a nearby police station. First responders on the scene believed the body to be a silicone mannequin.
At approximately 10:04 a.m. on July 23, the SPCIS was called to a fire in a wooded area at the intersection of Rue Roy and Rue Cabana. Witnesses reportedly saw a person burning a silicone dummy.
Sherbrooke police were called to assist — within minutes of their arrival, both agencies decided to dispose of what appeared to be a dummy in the SPS garbage disposal, which is not accessible to the public.
At approximately 2:15 p.m., a man in psychological distress contacted the SPS to report his wife missing.
After launching an investigation, the SPS used the woman's cellphone signal to locate her car, which was found on Rue Cabana, near where the fire first responders had located the same morning.
"At approximately 6:30 p.m., the decision was made to retrieve the alleged mannequin to see if it was contributing to the search," said Danny McConnell, Sherbrooke police chief.
After recovering the alleged mannequin, responders realized that the body belonged to that of the missing 64-year-old woman — she reportedly died by suicide upon setting herself on fire.
The Sûreté du Québec have reportedly been asked to assist the coroner's office in the investigation of the woman's death.
"We take the situation very seriously," said SPCIS director Stéphane Simoneau.
"I am personally committed to getting to the bottom of this intervention, which is unusual, to say the least, perhaps shocking."