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These smoothies have been recalled due to possible norovirus contamination

ByStephanie M. Akbar

Jun 19, 2022

If your morning snack is an oatmeal smoothie, the latest recall from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) may require you to restock certain ingredients. Seven Revive Superfoods products are being pulled from store shelves because the raspberries used to make them may be contaminated with norovirus.

“People with the disease usually develop symptoms within 24 to 48 hours, but they can begin as early as 12 hours after exposure. The disease often begins suddenly,” the CFIA warned.

The recalled Revive Superfoods flavors include:

  • Açaí Twist Smoothie (201g)
  • Blue Berry Smoothie (194g)
  • Coconut Cream Smoothie (190g)
  • Beet Heart Smoothie (207g)
  • Raspberry & Mango Smoothie (188g)
  • Strawberry Zen Smoothie (222g)
  • Berry Patch Oat Cereal Bowl (176g)

The recalled products were sold nationwide and online. Quebecers who have purchased them are invited to throw them away or return them to the place where they were purchased.

If you have consumed any of the affected items, the CFIA advises you to watch for symptoms of norovirus, including diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and abdominal cramps. Infections can also mean fever, headache, chills, muscle aches and fatigue.

Symptoms often last a day or two and may go away on their own.

“In severe cases, patients may need to be hospitalized and given intravenous fluids,” according to the CFIA.

The disease is highly contagious and once caught it can be spread by having direct contact with an infected person. Anyone who has had norovirus in the past can get it again.

The cover photo is used for illustrative purposes only.

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