March 13th, 2020, Black Berry Recall

Black berries on a plant

On March 13th, 2020 the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an article about a recall of frozen blackberries and frozen berry medley. The products produced by WinCo Foods LLC. Located in Boise, Idaho is initiating a recall because the products might be contaminated with Norovirus.

Norovirus is highly contagious. The symptoms of an average Norovirus infection include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pains. Symptoms tend to occur within 12 to 48 hours after being exposed to the virus. The symptoms tend to resolve within one to three days. People with compromised immune systems should especially be careful.

The products being recalled include 16 oz. bags of frozen blackberries and 16 oz. and 32 oz. bags of frozen berry medley. Both products were processed by Radar Farms of Lynden, Washington, with the best by dates 12/09/2020. The products were distributed to WinCo Foods stores in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, Texas, and Utah.

There have been no illnesses reported to date. If a consumer has purchased a product, they should not eat it and return it to the store for a full refund. They may also choose to destroy it.

For more information go to: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/winco-foods-llc-recalls-frozen-blackberries-and-frozen-berry-medley-because-possible-health-risk

For more information on Norovirus go to: https://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/about/symptoms.html

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