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Frozen Berries Recalled Over Norovirus Fears

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March 18, 2020 -- Check your freezer: Frozen blackberries and frozen berry medleys sold by WinCo Foods of Boise, ID, have been recalled because they may be contaminated with norovirus, the FDA says.

The recall includes frozen blackberries in a 16-ounce bag and frozen berry medleys in 16- and 32-ounce bags. They are produced by Rader Farms of Lynden, WA. The affected bags were sold in stores in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, Texas, and Utah.

Norovirus is very contagious and typically spreads through contaminated foods and surfaces, or from infected people to others, according to the CDC. Its symptoms include stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. The best way to prevent it is by washing your hands, thoroughly rinsing produce, and avoiding contact with people who have it.

There are no confirmed reports of anyone getting sick from the recalled berries, but anyone who is worried about a possible illness should call a doctor. The FDA is urging anyone who bought the berries to throw them away, or return them for a refund.

People with questions can contact WinCo Foods at 800-824-1706 or visit wincofoods.com.

WebMD Health News Brief Reviewed by Neha Pathak, MD on March 18, 2020

Sources

News release, U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CDC: “Norovirus.”

 

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