Frozen berries sold at Walmart recalled due to potential norovirus contamination

Frozen berries sold at Walmart recalled due to possible norovirus contamination

Frozen berries sold under the brands Walmart and Save-A-Lot will be recalled due to possible Norovirus contamination, the US Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

Alma Pak, Alma, Georgia, is voluntarily recalling some berry products after FDA tests on frozen blackberries are considered positive for norovirus.

The recalled products include 16-ounce packets of high-value frozen blackberries sold at Walmart stores in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Puerto Rico under the code number UPC 078742-431017.

Walmart has published a list of stores that carry berries.

Also remember the 12 oz Tipton Grove Frozen Mixed Berries packs sold at Save-A-Lot stores in Florida, North Carolina, New York, Tennessee and Wisconsin under UPC No. 051933-34784-7.

Norovirus is a highly contagious virus. Consumption of food contaminated with norovirus may lead to symptoms of gastroenteritis, including severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Mild fever, chills, headaches, muscle aches and tiredness are less common symptoms.

Although most symptoms resolved in less than 48 hours, older people, young children, and people with weakened immune systems may develop longer or worse symptoms.

So far, no disease has been reported as part of this recall.

Consumers who purchased the products will have to dispose of them or return them to the point of sale for a full refund.

For more information, contact Alma Pak at 1-866-965-3896.

 

Sources: https://www.today.com