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

June 25, 2019

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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:

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

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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