WinCo Foods, LLC. Of Boise, ID announced they are recalling frozen red raspberries sold in 12 ounce bags that were manufactured by Rader Farms of Bellingham, WA., because they have the potential to be contaminated with Norovirus.
Recalled product is identified as WINCO FOODS FROZEN RED RASPBERRIES sold in a 12 oz bag and marked with UPC 0 70552 30501 4, Best By Code of Feb. 13, 2021 and lot number 4045902. The best by code is found on the back side of a bag next to the UPC bar code.
WinCo Foods officials say they have removed the potentially affected product from store shelves.
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.