Precautionary recall issued for several ready for consumption or “ready-to-eat” food items

Posted on Sunday May 20, 2018

Items prepared at Marché Adonis in Gatineau (920 Boulevard Maloney Ouest) with best before dates of May 8 to May 18 2018 may have been contaminated with the Hepatitis A virus

Ottawa Public Health is notifying the public of a precautionary recall issued by the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) on May 18, 2018. Several food items prepared at Marché Adonis in Gatineau (920 Boulevard Maloney Ouest) that are considered to be ready for consumption or “ready-to-eat” with best before dates of May 8 to May 18 2018 are part of this precautionary recall.

For a detailed list of the recalled food items, please visit their website. If you have purchased these items and they remain in your home, throw them out and do not consume them.

These food items may have been contaminated by the hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis A is a viral infection that affects the liver. It is spread by the fecal-oral route, which means that feces (stool) must get from an infected person into the mouth of another person. This can happen when hands, food, or drink become contaminated by the virus in the feces. Hand washing is a very important way to prevent spread of the virus. Parents should ensure that they and their children wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand rub, especially after using the washroom and before eating.

Symptoms of a hepatitis A infection can take up to seven weeks to develop, and can include nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain and yellow skin or eyes (jaundice). Young children often do not develop symptoms when they have a hepatitis A infection but can pass the infection on to others. More details related to hepatitis A can also be found in a fact sheet on OPH’s website

Hepatitis A can be prevented through vaccination, even after exposure to hepatitis A if given within 14 days of the exposure.  Vaccination may be required if you have consumed these food items or if you have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus. If you are concerned that you may have eaten any of the recalled food items, please contact Ottawa Public Health at

  • 311 (Weekend or holiday)
  • 613-580-6744 (Monday to Friday from 830 am to 430 pm, with the exception of the Victoria Day Holiday Monday)

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