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Groupe Adonis Inc. and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have issued a recall on Montana brand frozen strawberries after an investigation uncovered a possible hepatitis A contamination.
The recall applies to the following product:
These products have been sold exclusively from Adonis Markets in Quebec and Ontario.
“Food contaminated with Hepatitis A virus may not look or smell spoiled,” warns the CFIA. “Consumption of food contaminated with this virus may cause hepatitis and produce a self-limited disease that does not result in chronic infection or chronic liver disease. The illness is usually mild and starts about 15 to 50 days after the contaminated food is eaten. It generally goes away by itself in a week or two, although it can last up to 6 months in some people. It can cause inflammation of the liver, and symptoms may include fever, low appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, and yellowing in the whites of the eyes and the skin (jaundice).”
If you believe you have become sick from consuming the recalled product, contact your doctor. Consumers who may have purchased this product are advised to throw it away immediately or return it to the store where purchased.
So far, there have been no reported illnesses in connection with this product.