Adonis expands recall linking strawberry products to hepatitis A

A recall notice has been expanded by the Adonis Group to include strawberry juices, smoothies and frozen strawberries due to possible contamination with hepatitis A.

Some cases of illnesses associated with the consumption of the strawberries have been reported

The expanded recall includes Adonis juice (strawberry and banana), strawberry smoothies and some fruit cocktails. (mapaq.gouv.qc.ca)

A recall notice has been expanded by the Adonis Group to include strawberry juices, smoothies and frozen strawberries due to possible contamination with hepatitis A.

The juices were sold in plastic, sealed bottles or in a freshly-squeezed format sold over the counter. The recall also includes one-kilogram bags of Montana brand frozen strawberries.

The expanded recall announcement was made Monday and incudes the following products, sold up until April 13:

  • Adonis juice (strawberry and banana). 
  • Strawberry smoothies.
  • Cocktails including strawberries: Adonis, Mister Twister and Summer Flavours.

The products are sold by Adonis Group in Quebec and Ontario.

The first recall was issued April 14 and was triggered by findings in an investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

The first recall was issued April 14 about frozen strawberries sold exclusively at Adonis markets.

It was triggered by findings in an investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. It applies to all products purchased on or before that date. 

Some cases of illnesses associated with the consumption of the strawberries have been reported. Anyone who has purchased them is advised not to eat them.

Infection with hepatitis A usually manifests as a fever, loss appetite, nausea, vomiting and abdominal discomfort. The virus can also cause jaundice.

Symptoms may appear up to 50 days after consumption.

With files from La Presse Canadienne