An investigation into hepatitis A virus in fresh pineapple chunks have since identified more products as potentially contaminated with Hepatitis A. The products implicated were sold at Overwaitea, Save-on-Foods and PriceSmart stores throughout BC, as well as Ferraro Foods in Trail, BC. The products were Western Family brand, or unbranded, and all had a best before date of August 19, 2017.
- Pineapple chunks 198 g, 227g and 425g
- Peeled & cored pineapple 16oz
- Fruit salad 198g, 227g and 425g
- Citrus salad 226g
Please see attached MHO Newsletter for details. Information is also available under Product Alerts on the Save-On-Foods website.
The Peninsula Youth Health Clinic located at Ocean Pier Medical Clinic in Sidney has extended its services due to the tremendous success of this pilot project. The Peninsula Youth Clinic offers sexual, mental and physical health to peninsula youth. This service is completely free, confidential and judgment free. Services available include prescriptions, pregnancy tests, birth control, sports injuries, and STI checks. The clinic will be open every Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. For more information on the Peninsula Youth Health Clinic see attached or call/text 250.216.8389.
As most of you know the GPSC is changing/ simplifying the incentive fees October 1st to better align with team based care. They have some upcoming webinars in September, and have posted the slides and recording from the July webinars. The slides can be found here and the following link outlines when the next webinar is available.
The 2017 SIDFP Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday November 1st. There are two vacant seats on the board this year. Members are encouraged to participate in the election process and can access the Nomination and Application for Directorship forms on the website or they can be downloaded here. Deadline for nominations to the Board from the membership must be received by 4:00pm on Friday September 15, 2017.