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Recall: Locally produced frozen berries recalled due to Norovirus concern

Last Updated on May 20, 2020 at 7:11am

WinCo Foods, LLC. Of Boise, ID announced they are recalling frozen Blackberries in a 16 oz. bag and frozen Berry Medley in 16 oz. and 32 oz. bags that were manufactured by Rader Farms of Lynden, because both products have the potential to be contaminated with Norovirus.

THIS NOTICE AFFECTS 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

WinCo Foods officials say they have removed the potentially affected product from store shelves.

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No customer illnesses have been reported to date. WinCo Foods was informed by the FDA that a sample of the product was tested by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and found to be contaminated with Norovirus.

Potentially affected product was distributed to WinCo Foods stores in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, Texas and Utah.

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.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. The products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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