This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided for reference and research purposes.
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Updated Food Recall Warning - Montana brand frozen strawberries recalled due to Hepatitis A
- Recall date:
- April 20, 2018
- Reason for recall:
- Microbiological - Other
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Company / Firm:
- Phoenicia Group Inc.
- Ontario, Quebec
- Extent of the distribution:
- Reference number:
Ottawa, April 20, 2018 - The food recall warning issued on April 14, 2018 has been updated to include additional distribution and product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Phoenicia Group Inc. is recalling Montana brand frozen strawberries from the marketplace due to possible Hepatitis A contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.
The ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) transmitted an alert to the news media on April 14, 2018 concerning the affected product. Please click on the following link for details: https://www.mapaq.gouv.qc.ca/fr/Consommation/rappelsaliments/2018/04/Pages/3682.aspx (French only).
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||UPC||Code(s) on Product|
|Montana||Strawberry (frozen)||1 kg||6222000401487||All codes purchased on or before April 20, 2018|
What you should do
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
Food contaminated with Hepatitis A virus may not look or smell spoiled. 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).
This recall was triggered by findings during an investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.
There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
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