Gelsius IQF Raspberry Recall [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: 113712 Canada Inc., doing business as Distribution Farinex, a Boisbriand, Quebec establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Gelsius branded IQF Raspberries due to suspected risk of Norovirus contamination and consequential risk of viral infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.


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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Bulk Raspberry products are subject to this recall:

  • Gelsius branded IQF Raspberries (Frozen), sold in 5 by 1 kilogram containers with production dates of 26/09/2018 and 27/09/2018, a batch/lot designation of 003 and UPCs of 018269030415 and 018270033134

According to the CFIA, Distribution Farinex has recalled certain batch/lots of Gelsius branded IQF Raspberries from the Canadian marketplace due to possible Norovirus contamination of the Raspberries used in this product. You should neither serve nor consume the recalled Raspberries, nor any product made from the Raspberries, identified above.

Distribution of the recalled Raspberries is known to have included the Canadian provinces and territories of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Ontario and Quebec.

Please note: these products may still be held in production freezers as frozen fruit has a relatively long shelf life. Bakers and other industrial users of these bulk products should check their stock immediately for these batch/lots and tag for return or disposal as necessary.

==> For information about Norovirus, please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your wholesaler or distributor for refund or toss it out in your regular garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Bulk Frozen Raspberries please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the outlet where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to handle Norovirus illness.

If you have any questions about this recall, please complete the following Web-based enquiry form from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, available here:

You can also reach the CFIA toll-free at 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and US) or 1-613-773-2342 (local or international) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time. If you are a member of the working press/media, you can reach the CFIA at 1-613-773-6600 or by e-mail at

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Bulk Frozen Raspberries, please search for “raspberry” or more generically, “fruit” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Norovirus contamination, please search for “Norovirus” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Distribution Farinex, please search for “Farinex” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


More information about this recall:
CFIA reference number: 13046
Recalls Direct RIN: 11666-2019
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