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Winco Foods, LLC Recalls Frozen Blackberries and Frozen Berry Medley Because of Possible Health Risk

Last updated May 9, 2020

Approved by: Subramanian Malaisamy MD, MRCP (UK), FCCP (USA)

March 13th, 2020, WinCo Foods, LLC. of Boise, ID is recalling frozen Blackberries in a 16 oz. bag and frozen Berry Medley in 16 oz. and 32 oz. bags, manufactured by Rader Farms of Lynden, WA, because both products have the potential to be contaminated with Norovirus. Norovirus is a highly contagious virus. Typical symptoms of norovirus infection are acute onset of vomiting, watery, non-bloody diarrhea with abdominal cramps, and nausea. Systemic manifestations include, fever, myalgia and malaise, anorexia, and headache. Although most symptoms end within 48 hours, the elderly, young children and immunocompromised persons may develop prolonged or more severe symptoms.


Company Announcement Date: March 13, 2020

FDA Publish Date: March 13, 2020

Product Type: Food & Beverages

Reason for Announcement: Norovirus

Company Name: WinCo Foods, LLC

Brand Name: WinCo

Product Description: Frozen Blackberries and Frozen Berry Medley

Company Announcement Date: March 13, 2020

FDA Publish Date: March 13, 2020

Product Type: Food & Beverages

Reason for Announcement: Norovirus

Company Name: WinCo Foods, LLC

Brand Name: WinCo

Product Description: Frozen Blackberries and Frozen Berry Medley/nSummary

Company Announcement

March 13th, 2020, WinCo Foods, LLC. of Boise, ID is recalling frozen Blackberries in a 16 oz. bag and frozen Berry Medley in 16 oz. and 32 oz. bags, manufactured by Rader Farms of Lynden, WA, because both products have the potential to be contaminated with Norovirus. Norovirus is a highly contagious virus. Typical symptoms of norovirus infection are acute onset of vomiting, watery, non-bloody diarrhea with abdominal cramps, and nausea. Systemic manifestations include, fever, myalgia and malaise, anorexia, and headache. Although most symptoms end within 48 hours, the elderly, young children and immunocompromised persons may develop prolonged or more severe symptoms.

WinCo Foods has removed the recalled products from store shelves.

Product was distributed to WinCo Foods stores in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, Texas, and Utah.

THIS NOTICE AFFECTS THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS (see attached labels). The Best By Code is located on the front of the package near the product image.

WINCO FOODS FROZEN BLACKBERRIES, 16 OZ. BAG – UPC: 70552-30502, Best By Code Dec/09/2021.

WINCO FOODS FROZEN BERRY MEDLEY, 16 OZ. BAG – UPC: 70552-30522, Best By Code Dec/09/2021.

WINCO FOODS FROZEN BERRY MEDLEY, 32 OZ. BAG – UPC: 70552-30512, Best By Code Dec/09/2021.

No customer illnesses have been reported to date. WinCo Foods was informed by the FDA that a sample of the product was tested by the FDA and found to be contaminated with Norovirus.

Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to destroy or return them to the stores for a full refund of the product.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at (1-800-824-1706) (Business hours: Mon-Fri 7:30-4:30 MST).

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Reviewed and Approved by a member of the DoveMed Editorial Board
First uploaded: May 9, 2020
Last updated: May 9, 2020