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Recall expanded: Raspberry mousse cakes linked to outbreak

Canadian officials have expanded a recall of raspberry mousse cakes linked to a norovirus outbreak, saying at least six additional provinces are involved, and possibly the entire country.

Five brands and unbranded raspberry mousse cakes are included in the recall, originally posted Aug. 11 and expanded Wednesday.

To view additional photos of recalled raspberry mousse cakes, please click on the image.

“This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation,” according to the expanded recall notice.

“Consumers should not consume and retailers, hotels, restaurants and institutions should not sell, or serve the recalled products described below. … These products may also have been sold frozen or refrigerated, or clerk-served from bakery-pastry counters with or without a label or coding.”

Canadian federal officials are urging retailers, hotels, restaurants and institutions to check the labels of raspberry mousse cakes they have on hand or check with their suppliers to determine if they have the affected product.

Anyone who has recently eaten raspberry mousse cake and developed symptoms of norovirus is urged to seek medical attention.

Symptoms of norovirus infection are diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and stomach cramps. Other symptoms may include low-grade fever, headache, chills, muscle aches and fatigue. In severe cases, patients may need to be hospitalized and given fluids intravenously.

“People with norovirus illness usually develop symptoms of gastroenteritis within 24 to 48 hours, but symptoms can start as early as 12 hours after exposure. The illness often begins suddenly. Even after having the illness, you can still become re-infected by norovirus, according to the recall notice.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Michaud Citrus-raspberry greek
yogurt mousse
650g 1667, 1777, 1997, 2017, 2077 0 620737 001806
Jessica Chocolate Raspberry
Mousse Cake
650g All products sold up to and
including August 11, 2017
Variable
None Raspberry Mousse 35g 17193 Variable
None Raspberry Dream Cake 1070g 17192 Variable
None Chocolate Raspberry
Mousse Cake
650g 17185 Variable
Laura Secord Red Berry Chocolate
Mousse Cake
90g 17201 Variable
Laura Secord Red Berry Chocolate
Mousse Cake
85g 17201 Variable
Laura Secord Red Berries Chocolate
Mousse Cake
485g 17201 Variable
Top Dessert Mousse sampler cake 725g 17170, 17185 Variable

 

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