Quebec – Notice not to consume Alasko brand frozen IQF whole raspberries sold by Akhavan Supermarket


Whole frozen raspberries (CNW Group/Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), in collaboration with the Food Inspection Division of the City of Montreal and Supermarché Akhavan, warn 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 Alasko brand IQF Whole Raspberries, originating from China and distributed to several establishments across Canada . The lot involved in the recall is:

*Lot # SY21278 PO
: 116381-01
BB/MA: 2023-OC-04

*Information on the batch involved can only be found on the shipping crates.

The product was offered in a frozen state. Its label includes, in addition to its name, the mention “Prepared for New Alasko LP”.


Product name


Affected lot

Akhavan Supermarket
6170 Sherbrooke Street West



Units sold
until June 11, 2022

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 smell, eating food contaminated with norovirus can still make you sick. Generally, the possible symptoms are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Muscle pain, fatigue, fever, chills and headache may also occur. People exposed to norovirus usually show these symptoms within 24 to 48 hours of eating contaminated food. Cases of illness have been reported to MAPAQ and could be associated with the consumption of this food.

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