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This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided for reference and research purposes.

Users should note that the products listed in the archive have been subject to removal from the marketplace or appropriate corrective action. Food recalls or allergy alerts are not an indication of the food safety status of products produced at a later date.

Food Recall Warning - Raspberry mousse cakes recalled due to norovirus

From: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Recall date:
August 11, 2017
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Other
Hazard classification:
Class 3
Company / Firm:
Pâtisserie Jessica Inc., Produits Pâtisserie Michaud Inc.
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:
11653, 11654

Recall details

Ottawa, August 11, 2017 - Industry is recalling various raspberry mousse cakes from the marketplace due to norovirus. Consumers should not consume and retailers, hotels, restaurants and institutions should not sell, or serve the recalled products described below.

Retailers, hotels, restaurants and institutions are advised to check the labels of raspberry mousse cakes or check with their supplier to determine if they have the affected product.

These products may also have been sold frozen or refrigerated, or clerk-served from bakery-pastry counters with or without a label or coding. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Code(s) on Product
Michaud Citrus-raspberry greek yogurt mousse 650 g 0 620737 001806 1667, 1777, 1997, 2017, 2077
Jessica Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake 650 g Variable All products sold up to and including August 11, 2017
None Raspberry Mousse 35 g Variable 17193
None Raspberry Dream Cake 1070 g Variable 17192
None Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake 650 g Variable 17185
Laura Secord Red Berry Chocolate Mousse Cake 90 g Variable 17201
Laura Secord Red Berry Chocolate Mousse Cake 85 g Variable 17201
Laura Secord Red Berries Chocolate Mousse Cake 485 g Variable 17201
Top Dessert Mousse sampler cake 725 g Variable 17170, 17185

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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 illness often begins suddenly. Even after having the illness, you can still become re-infected 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.


This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.


There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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