Quebec – Notice not to consume Alasko brand frozen IQF whole raspberries sold by the company Distribution Alimentaire Aubut inc. – Norovirus

Quebec

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

Crate of 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 the company Distribution Alimentaire Aubut inc., 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 Alasko brand IQF Whole Raspberries from China. They are distributed in several establishments across Canada . The recalled lot is as follows*:

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

* The information on the batch concerned is only found on the transport boxes.

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

Establishment

Product name

Format

Affected lot

Aubut Food Distribution Inc.

3975 St. Ambroise Street

Montreal

“IQF Whole Raspberries”

Box of 5 kg (5 bags of 1 kg)

Units sold until June 15, 2022

1 kg bag

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, it may 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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