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Possible Norovirus contamination leads to frozen berry recall

The possible presence of a highly contagious virus, no not that one, has resulted in a recall of 3 varieties of frozen berries. Winco, the manufacturer, was alerted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after a sample tested positive for Norovirus. 

Recalled Products:

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.

The symptoms of Norovirus include: vomiting, watery, non-bloody diarrhea with abdominal cramps, and nausea, as well as fever, myalgia and malaise, anorexia, and headache. As of the time of this posting, no illnesses have been reported. 

The product was distributed to stores in nearly a dozen states, but has since been removed from store shelves. If you live in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, Texas, or Utah, the recalled berries were delivered to stores in your states. When verifying if your berries are part of the recall, you’ll want to double check the Best By Code. It’s located on the front of the package near the product image.

If you have questions about the recalled product, you can reach Winco’s Customer Service at 1-800-824-1706. Their business hours are Mon-Fri from 7:30-4:30 MST.

To read the FDA’s full release on the recall, click here: