Skip to main content

Sudbury health unit setting up Hepatitis A vaccine clinics in response to warning about frozen mango products


A completely new vaccine push is on in Sudbury, but this time it is for a possible Hepatitis-A contamination linked to certain frozen mango products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a recall earlier this week for various frozen mangoes due to possible Hepatitis A contamination. The recall spans across Ontario and various provinces, with the potential to be national. Producer Nature's Touch Frozen Food warns consumers not to eat the following products with an expiry date of "best before November 2022'':

-Nature's Touch Frozen Mangoes (2kg)

-Compliments Mango Mania (600g)

-Irresistibles Mango Chunks (600g)

-President's Choice Mango Chunks (600g)

Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) issued a notice Friday saying that so far no cases have been reported within the Province of Ontario, including the PHSD area, but anyone with those products at home should discard the product or return it to the store.

The health unit is also advising anyone who might have consumed the mango products in the past 14 days, and who are not vaccinated against Hepatitis A, should arrange to get a free vaccination as soon as possible.

The drop-in vaccination clinics are being arranged in the City of Greater Sudbury (no appointment necessary) for this coming Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Individuals outside of the City of Greater Sudbury can contact Public Health Sudbury & Districts to make an appointment at one of the district offices.

The Hepatitis A vaccine is also available through Public Health district offices located in Espanola, Mindemoya, and Chapleau or by contacting your health care provider.

PHSD advises that all COVID-19 pandemic precautions, masking and distancing, will be in effect at the vaccine clinics.

Anyone having specific concerns about Hepatitis-A and food products can check out the health unit website, for more information.

This ad will auto-close in 10 seconds