The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recalling various raspberry mousse cakes from stores due to norovirus.
The agency issued an expanded recall notice saying the affected products have been sold in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador and “possibly nationally.”
The notice was first only distributed for Quebec.
According to the CFIA the products may be been sold frozen or refrigerated, or clerk-served from bakery-pastry counters with or without a label or coding.
The recalled cakes have been sold under several brands including Michaud, Jessica, Laura Secord and Top Dessert.
Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. The agency is instructing retailers, hotels, restaurant, and institutions to check the labels of raspberry mousse cakes or check with their supplier to determine if they have the affected product.
The main symptoms of norovirus illness are diarrhea, vomiting (children usually experience more vomiting than adults), nausea and stomach cramps. Other symptoms may include low-grade fever, headache, chills, muscle aches, and fatigue.