Boise’s WinCo Foods, LLC Friday recalled frozen Blackberries in 16 oz. bags and frozen Berry Medley in both 16 and 32 oz. bags because both products might be contaminated with Norovirus. The recalled berry products were manufactured by Rader Farms of Lynden, WA.
WinCo Foods was informed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that a sample of the product was tested by the FDA and found to be contaminated with Norovirus.
Although no customer illnesses have been reported to date, Norovirus is a highly contagious virus.
Typical symptoms of norovirus infection are acute onset of vomiting, watery, non-bloody diarrhea with abdominal cramps and nausea. Systemic manifestations include fever, myalgia and malaise, anorexia, and headache.
Although most symptoms end within 48 hours, the elderly, young children and immunocompromised persons may develop prolonged or more severe symptoms.
WinCo Foods has removed the recalled products from store shelves.
The recalled product was distributed to WinCo Foods stores in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, Texas, and Utah.
The March 13, 2020 recall notice is for the following products:
(see attached labels). The Best By Code is located on the front of the package near the product image.
WINCO FOODS FROZEN BLACKBERRIES, 16 OZ. BAG – UPC: 70552-30502, Best By Code Dec/09/2021.
WINCO FOODS FROZEN BERRY MEDLEY, 16 OZ. BAG – UPC: 70552-30522, Best By Code Dec/09/2021.
WINCO FOODS FROZEN BERRY MEDLEY, 32 OZ. BAG – UPC: 70552-30512, Best By Code Dec/09/2021.
Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to destroy or return them to the stores for a full refund of the product.
WinCo Foods with 127 stores is owned by its 20,000 employees.
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