The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is currently recalling a chocolate-raspberry dessert pastry that has been sold in both Quebec and Ontario, made by the company France Délices.
The recall has been issued because the CFIA believes that they have been contaminated with norovirus, which can cause "diarrhea, vomiting (children usually experience more vomiting than adults), nausea and stomach cramps," the CFIA explains.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency tweeted out the following yesterday, informing Canadians that the desserts had been recalled.
Above is a photo provided by the CFIA that shows the desserts still in their packaging. However, they are sold individually, without wrapping, at cafes and other over-the-counter retail spaces.
Again, the brand name is France Délices and the dessert is their "Choco-Raspberry Crunchy" pastry. The code, which would only be seen on the packaging box, is 12919 and the UPC is 7 74461 16122 7.
Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
As mentioned above, the desserts are being recalled due to the potential contamination of norovirus from the raspberries that are found inside. Norovirus usually strikes between 24 and 48 hours after consumption, though consumers can notice symptoms as early as 12 hours after consumption.
In addition to diarrhea and vomiting, symptoms can also include a low-grade fever, headache, chills, muscles aches and fatigue. Symptoms usually resolve on their own as the virus passes through your system. However, there is a risk of severe dehydration, so anyone who believes they are infected should be sure to drink plenty of water.
The desserts are known to have been sold at the following locations:
La maison du Kouign-Amman - 101 Schneider Rd., Kanata, ON
Métro plus - 875, Montée Masson, Mascouche, QC
Métro plus Élite St-Antoine - 633, boul. des Laurentides, St-Antoine des Laurentides, QC
IGA Coteau du lac - 100, Théophile Brassard, Coteau du Lac, QC
IGA Chaumont Bilodeau - 1005, boul. Du Grand Héron, St-Jérôme, QC
IGA Extra Sept-Iles - 1010, boul. Laure Uashat, Sept-Îles, QC
IGA St-Romuald - 1060, boul. Guillaume-Couture, Lévis, QC
Of course, if you do believe you have fallen ill due to these desserts, you should call your doctor.
Also, be sure to get rid of the dessert if it is in your home, or otherwise return it to the store wherein you made the purchase.
To read the full report on the recall, head to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency page here.