Frozen strawberries sold at Adonis stores recalled for ''likely'' Hepatitis A contamination
The Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is warning anyone who bought frozen strawberries from Egypt at Adonis grocery stores they "likely to have been contaminated by the Hepatitis A virus."
The strawberries, originally from Egypt, were sold up until April 14 with several best-before dates. They were packaged under the brand MONTANA.
"People who have this product in their possession are therefore advised not to consume it and return it to the establishment where they bought it," the ministry said in a recall warning. "Even if the affected product does not show signs of spoilage or odors, consuming it can be a health risk if it has been consumed raw. Cooking inactivates the hepatitis A virus."
Adonis, a subsidiary of Metro Inc., voluntarily agreed to the recall, which is being called a precautionary measure, according to the ministry.
Anyone that has consumed the strawberries and is not vaccinated against the virus is advised to speak with their doctor or health care provider.
The Hepatitis A virus usually presents with symptoms of fever, general malaise, loss of appetite, jaundice of the eyes, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal discomfort.