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Alma Pak Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Blackberries Due to Possible Health Risk of Norovirus

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Alma Pak Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Blackberries Due to Possible Health Risk of Norovirus

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
June 20, 2019
FDA Publish Date:
June 20, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
Norovirus
Company Name:
Alma Pak
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Great Value and Tipton Grove
Product Description:
Product Description
Frozen Blackberries and Frozen Mixed Berries

Company Announcement

Alma Pak of Alma, Georgia is recalling specific lots of product containing frozen blackberries (noted below) due to the potential of being contaminated with Norovirus.  FDA testing of frozen blackberries was reported to have tested positive for Norovirus. 

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.

Specific lot information is as follows (revised June 27: Texas added to Save-A-Lot distribution list):

Product UPC Code Retailer Lot Number Expiry Date Distributed to select stores in: Distribution Dates:
16 oz Great Value Frozen Blackberries 078742-431017 Walmart AP1555
AP1640
AP1655
1/25/2021
3/07/2021
4/08/2021
AZ, FL, GA, NC, PR, SC, VA, WV 1/31-2019 – 5/31/2019
12 oz Tipton Grove Frozen Mixed Berries 051933-34784-7 Save-A-Lot AP 1700 4/22/2021
4/23/2021
4/24/2021
FL, NC, NY, TN, WI, TX 5/5/2019 – 5/15/2019

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. Impacted retailers have removed these products from store shelves.  The FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the issue.

Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to destroy or urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Alma Pak at 1-866-965-3896, Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM EST.


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
Alma Pak
1-866-965-3896
Media:
Jennifer Snazyk
1-866-965-3896

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