June 25, 2019 — Walmart Great Value® frozen blackberries and Save-A-Lot Tipton Grove® mixed berries were recalled due to a risk of Norovirus contamination.
The recall was issued by Alma Pak of Georgia after FDA tests on the product were positive for Norovirus, a highly-contagious virus that spreads in feces.
No illnesses were reported in connection with the recall.
The recall involves Walmart’s 16-oz Great Value® Frozen Blackberries, which were sold in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
The recall also involves Save-A-Lot’s 12-oz Tipton Grove® Frozen Mixed Berries that were sold at stores Florida, North Carolina, New York, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
The following is a list of specific product information:
|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|
|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|
|FL, NC, NY, TN, WI||5/5/2019 – 5/15/2019|
Norovirus is a virus that spreads when a person ingests the feces of another person who has been infected. Outbreaks of food poisoning can potentially occur when sewage water is sprayed on ready-to-eat foods, such as fresh produce or frozen foods that are eaten uncooked.
A person who has been infected with Norovirus generally shows symptoms within 12 to 48 hours of eating contaminated food. The symptoms involve up to 3 days of nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, frequent bouts of watery diarrhea, low-grade fever, and muscle aches.
Do I have a Norovirus Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting frozen berry induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Norovirus, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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