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Hepatitis A found in freshcut pineapple in British Columbia

Consumers urged to seek post-exposure vaccine ASAP if they ate Western Family pineapple chunks

Anyone who has eaten Western Family brand freshcut pineapple in British Columbia recently is at risk of developing Hepatitis A and has an extremely limited amount of time to take the post-exposure vaccination for the virus. Complicating the situation is the fact that Canadian public health officials believe other products are affected, but they had… Continue Reading

Fresh, cored pineapple recalled for possible Listeria risk

A grocery chain in the Twin Cities area is recalling fresh-cut, cored pineapple that an unnamed supplier has recalled because of potential contamination with Listeria. It is not known what other retailers, restaurants or institutions may have received the pineapple recalled by the unnamed supplier. Lunds & Byerlys officials did not respond to requests for… Continue Reading

Beach Beat: Del Monte’s pretty in pink with OK for GMO

Opinion

You’ve gotta give it to those marketing magicians at Del Monte Fresh Produce Co. Back in the 1990s when they introduced the phrase “golden extra sweet pineapple” they stated the obvious with fabulous flair. I can’t help myself. I have to write down the entire phrase when drafting a shopping list. That brilliance will no… Continue Reading