Alma Pak has announced a recall for certain bags of frozen blackberries after FDA tests on products were positive for Norovirus.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the recall.
The recalled frozen blackberry products include 16-oz Great Value® Frozen Blackberries sold at Walmart stores in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
The recall also includes 12-oz Tipton Grove® Frozen Mixed Berries sold at Save-A-Lot stores in Florida, North Carolina, New York, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
The recall involves the following products:
|Product||UPC Code||Retailer||Lot Number||Expiry Date||Distributed to select stores in:||Distribution Dates:|
|16 oz Great Value Frozen Blackberries||078742-431017||Walmart||AP1555
|AZ, FL, GA, NC, PR, SC, VA, WV||1/31-2019 – 5/31/2019|
|12 oz Tipton Grove Frozen Mixed Berries||051933-34784-7||Save-A-Lot||AP 1700||4/22/2021
|FL, NC, NY, TN, WI||5/5/2019 – 5/15/2019|
Consumers who bought the recalled blackberries are urged to destroy it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Alma Pak at 1-866-965-3896, Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM EST.
Norovirus is spread through the fecal-oral route, which means you get it by ingesting fecal matter from another person. Food poisoning outbreaks involving norovirus can potentially occur when water that is contaminated with sewage is sprayed on ready-to-eat fresh foods.
The symptoms of Norovirus usually appear within 12 to 48 hours of eating contaminated food. The symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, frequent bouts of watery diarrhea, low-grade fever, and muscle aches, and generally last for 1 to 3 days in healthy adults.
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Source: Alma Pak Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Blackberries Due to Possible Health Risk of Norovirus