The New Alasko company is recalling its frozen raspberries because of reports of people getting sick after eating them.
According to the recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency the individually quit-frozen raspberries were sold in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.
The pathogen named in the recall notice is norovirus.
“There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products, according to the recall notice.” The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.”
Consumers are urged to not eat the raspberries with the following label information:
|Alasko||IQF Whole Raspberries||1 kg||6 95058 00205 4||Lot HL22227|
BB: 2024 AUG 15
|Alasko||IQF Whole Raspberries||5 kg||1 069505 800205 1||Lot HL22227|
BB: 2024 AU 15
|Alasko||IQF Antioxidant Blend||1 kg||6 95058 27150 4||#Lot: 0052 041 2023|
BB: 2023 OC 11
|Alasko||IQF Antioxidant Blend||5 kg||1 069505 827150 1||#Lot: 0052 041 2023|
BB: 2023 OC 11
Infection from norovirus may cause vomiting and/or diarrhea, nausea, muscle aches, fever, and headache, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms typically start 12 to 48 hours after exposure and can last for one to three days. Most people recover without treatment, however some may need medical attention for dehydration.
People with norovirus infections can spread the infection easily to others. The virus can live o n surfaces for long periods of time.
To prevent others from getting sick always wash hands carefully with soap and warm water after using the bathroom or changing diapers. The virus lives for long periods of time and can be spread in microscopic droplets in the air.