Quebec – Notice not to consume Below Zero brand frozen IQF whole raspberries sold by La Corne d’Abundance – Norovirus


IQF whole raspberries (CNW Group/Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), in collaboration with the company La Corne d’Abundance, advises the population not to consume the product listed in the table below, as this food may have been contaminated with 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

The cornucopia

1988 Notre Dame Street




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 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 suspicious odor, it could be contaminated with norovirus and cause illness when consumed. 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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