Frozen Blackberries Recalled Due To Risk Of Norovirus
CHARLOTTE, NC — Alma Pak of Alma, Georgia has issued a recall for several products containing frozen blackberries due to a possible risk of Norovirus contamination.
According to a release, frozen blackberries were tested by the FDA and came up positive for the Norovirus. No illnesses have been reported at this time, officials say, and impacted retailers have pulled the recalled products from store shelves.
According to the FDA’s website, “Norovirus is a highly contagious virus. 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.”
Anyone with the recalled product should dispose of it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.