Alma Pak (Alma, Georgia) has announced a recall on certain frozen blackberry products due to possible contamination with Norovirus. The recall affects frozen blackberries that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested and confirmed the presence of Norovirus.
While no cases of consumers sickened by these contaminated blackberries have been reported, stores impacted by the recall have removed the blackberries from store shelves. The FDA will continue to test products to identify if the contamination goes beyond what has currently been recalled.
The frozen blackberries were sold at Walmart and Save-A-Lot retailers with a date span of nearly six months, January 31, 2019, through May 31, 2019. See the image graphic below provided by the FDA for specific product information.
Norovirus is a highly contagious bacteria that affects the gastrointestinal system. Symptoms include stomach cramping, diarrhea, and vomiting. The immunocompromised and age-sensitive groups, such as small children and the elderly, are particularly at risk when infected with the Norovirus.
Anyone who purchased these products has been asked to throw away the contaminated blackberries or to return them to the original place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the product in this recall may contact Alma Pak at 1-866-965-3896, Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM EST.