June 25, 2019 — Walmart has recalled Great Value® frozen blackberries and Save-A-Lot has recalled Tipton Grove® mixed berries that may be contaminated with Norovirus.
Alma Pak of Georgia announced the recall after products tested positive for contamination with Norovirus, according to the FDA.
Norovirus is a highly-contagious fecal virus that typically causes 48 hours of gastrointestinal illness. No illnesses were reported to date.
Walmart recalled 16-oz Great Value® Frozen Blackberries in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
Save-A-Lot recalled 12-oz Tipton Grove® Frozen Mixed Berries 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|
Outbreaks of food poisoning involving Norovirus can occur when sewage water is sprayed on fresh produce or other ready-to-eat foods that are frozen and eaten without being cooked.
The symptoms of Norovirus infection typically occur within 48 hours of eating contaminated food. The symptoms last for 1 to 3 days, and may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, frequent bouts of watery diarrhea, low-grade fever, malaise, and muscle aches.
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