Alma Pak of Alma, Georgia is recalling frozen blackberries and mixed berries due to the potential of being contaminated with Norovirus. The FDA said their testing of frozen blackberries tested positive for Norovirus.
The frozen blackberries were sold at North Carolina Walmart stores while the frozen mixed berries were sold at North Carolina Save-A-Lot stores.
If you have the recalled products from the list below, the FDA is urging you to throw them away or return them for a full refund.
16 oz Great Value Frozen Blackberries with UPC: 078742-431017 sold at Walmart.
12 oz Tipton Grove Frozen Mixed Berries with 051933-34784-7 sold at Save-A-Lot.
“Norovirus is a highly contagious virus,” said the FDA website. “Consumption of product contaminated with Norovirus may cause acute onset of symptoms of gastroenteritis including severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Less common symptoms are low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle aches and fatigue. Although most symptoms end within 48 hours, the elderly, young children and immunocompromised persons may develop prolonged, or more severe symptoms.”
So far there are no reported illnesses from the recalled products. Consumers with questions may contact Alma Pak at 1-866-965-3896.