October 3, 2022

Choco-Raspberry Crunchy Recalled in Canada For Norovirus

France Délices Inc. is recalling the candy France Délices Choco-Raspberry Crunchy from the marketplace in Canada because it may be contaminated with norovirus. The raspberries used to make the confection may be contaminated.

Choco-Raspberry Crunchy Recalled in Canada For Norovirus

The recall notice states that no illnesses are associated with this particular product. But the notice also states that “This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak.” Other products may be recalled; if that happens, the government will notify the public though updated warnings.

The recalled product is France Délices Choco-Raspberry Crunchy, sold in 95 gram packages. The code on the product is 12919, and the UPC number is 7 74461 16122 7.

The product was sold in Ontario and Quebec from these retailers:

  • La maison du Kouign-Amman on 101 Schneider Road in Kanata, Ontario
  • Métro plus at 875, Montée Masson, Mascouche, Quebec
  • Métro plus Élite St-Antoine at 633, boul. des Laurentides, St-Antoine des Laurentides, Quebec
  • IGA Coteau du lac at 100, Théophile Brassard, Coteau du Lac, Quebec 
  • IGA Chaumont Bilodeau at 1005, boul. Du Grand Héron, St-Jérôme, Quebec
  • IGA Extra Sept-Iles at 1010, boul. Laure Uashat, Sept-Îles, Quebec,
  • IGA St-Romuald at 1060, boul. Guillaume-Couture, Lévis, Quebec

The product was sold clerk-served from retail counters, with or without a label or coding, on dates up to and including June 3, 2019. If you aren’t sure whether or not you purchased this product, contact your retailer and ask.

If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed garbage can with a secure lid. You can also return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

The symptoms of a norovirus infection usually begin within 24 to 48 hours after exposure. The illness often begins suddenly with no warning. Symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and stomach cramps. Some people may experience chills, fever, headache, muscle aches, and fatigue. Most people get better without medical assistance in a few days.

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