Quebec – Notice not to consume Mantab brand IQF frozen whole raspberries sold by Boucherie Fruits et Légumes Guiges inc. _ Norovirus


IQF Whole Raspberries (CNW Group/Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)

Hazard Classification:  Class 1
Reference Number:  4554

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The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), in collaboration with the company named in the table below, advises the population not to consume the product listed in the table below, this food may have been contaminated with norovirus.

This alert is the result of a Canadian Food Inspection Agency food recall involving Mantab brand IQF Whole Raspberries originating from China and distributed to several establishments across Canada .

The product was offered in a frozen state. The product label includes, in addition to its name, the words “Below Zero” and “Mantab”.


Product name


Affected lot

Boucherie Fruits et Légumes Guiges inc.

34 Main Street North

Saint Bruno de Guigues



Batch #: XT21253

PO| :M14475

BB/MA: 2023-SE-09

The company named in the table above is voluntarily recalling the product in question. It has agreed with MAPAQ to issue this warning as a precautionary measure. In addition, people who have this product in their possession are advised not to consume it. They must return it to the establishment where they bought it or must throw it away.

Even if the product does not show signs of tampering or suspicious odor, it is likely to be contaminated with norovirus. People exposed to this virus usually show symptoms within 24 to 48 hours of consumption. Common symptoms are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Muscle pain, fatigue, fever, chills and headache may also occur. Cases of illness have been reported to MAPAQ and could be associated with the consumption of this food.

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