My grandfather, Homer the Canadian asparagus baron, always said if it wasn’t asparagus, he figured raspberries would be a good cash crop.
So I’m disappointed (how Canadian) whenever cheap raspberries are the culprit in transmitting norovirus or hepatitis A.
I’m even more disappointed when taypayer-funded bureaucrats in government and public journalism fail to ask basic questions or provide basic information so consumers can make actual food choices, away from the hucksterism.
CBC News reports the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ) has issued a warning list of raspberry and raspberry products that may have been contaminated by norovirus.
Several cases of illness have already been reported to the ministry.
Those who have products on the list are asked to avoid consuming them and return them to the facility where they were purchased, or discard them.
Media coverage notes the bad batch of raspberries that is the likely culprit has been recalled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Oddly, the only recall on the CFIA website involving norovirus and frozen raspberries happened on June 20, 2017, with almost no supporting information, other than, media should call.
Gelsius brand IQF Whole Raspberries were recalled due to norovirus,and were distributed by Farinex (113712 Canada Inc.), a Quebec-based distributor of all things food.
Here’s some questions to ask:
Where were the frozen berries grown?
Were they covered in human shit?
Why so little info from CFIA?
Crémerie Gélato Cielo (10414 Gouin Blvd. W.)
C’Chô-Colat Inc. (1255 Bishop St.)
Les Délices Lafrenaie Inc. (8405 Lafrenaie St.)
Frutti di bosco
Les gourmandises de Marie-Antoinette (4317 Ontario St. E.)
Glaces et Sorbets Kem Coba inc. (60 Fairmont Ave. W.)
Gourmet Bazar inc. (9051 Charles-de-la-Tour St.)
Me thinks something is going on here.
Homer would be ashamed that raspberries got a bad name.