The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), in collaboration with the companies Conserverie du Quartier inc., in the Capitale-Nationale region, and Les Gourmandises de Justin inc., in the Chaudière-Appalaches region, is warning the public not to consume the products listed in the table below, as these foods may have been contaminated with norovirus.
The products that are the subject of this warning were offered for sale until June 16, 2022 inclusively, in the Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches regions. They were packaged in a glass bottle and sold at room temperature. The product label may include, in addition to their proper name, the list of ingredients, the method of conservation and the contact details of the point of sale.
The companies named in the table are voluntarily recalling the products in question. They have agreed with MAPAQ to issue this warning as a precautionary measure. Also, people who have any of these products 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 raspberries used in the manufacture of these foods.