Quebec – Notice not to consume Below Zero brand frozen IQF whole raspberries sold by Segal Grocery


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

QUEBEC CITY , May 31, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), in collaboration with the Food Inspection Division of the City of Montreal and the Segal Grocery , warns the public not to consume the product indicated in the table below, because this food may have been contaminated with a norovirus.

This warning stems from a Canadian Food Inspection Agency food recall involving Below Zero brand IQF Whole Raspberries originating from China and distributed to several establishments across Canada .

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


Product name


Affected lot

Segal grocery store

4001, boul. Saint Laurent


“IQF Whole Raspberries”


Lot No. XT21253

PO| : M14475

BB/MA: 2023-SE-09

The company named in the table is voluntarily recalling the product in question. It has agreed with MAPAQ and the Food Inspection Division of the City of Montreal 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 throw it away.

Even if the product does not show signs of tampering or a 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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