Raspberries recalled in New Brunswick over norovirus concerns

Épicerie Frenette is recalling whole raspberries from the marketplace because of possible norovirus contamination.

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results.

The recalled product has been sold at Épicerie Frenette, 625 rue Principale, Beresford, New Brunswick.

Recalled products:

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
None (Épicerie Frenette) “Whole rasberries” (frozen) 350 g 0 201250 705008 Packaging (“Emballage”) dates from 17-AL-22 to 17-MA-22 inclusively

As of the posting of this recall, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumers should not consume recalled products. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.

About norovirus infections
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 virus can live on surfaces for long periods of time and survives freezing temperatures. It is highly contagious.

The illness often begins suddenly. Even after having the illness, you can still become reinfected by norovirus. 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 (a general sense of tiredness). Most people feel better within one or two days, with symptoms resolving on their own, and experience no long-term health effects.

As with any illness-causing diarrhea or vomiting, people who are ill should drink plenty of liquids to replace lost body fluids and prevent dehydration. In severe cases, patients may need to be hospitalized and given fluids intravenously.

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