FDA claims potential contamination with Norovirus

BOISE, Idaho ­— WinCo Foods LLC. on June 14 announced a recall of frozen red raspberries, in a 12-ounce bag from Rader Farms of Whatcom County, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Norovirus.

WinCo Foods has removed the potentially affected product from store shelves.

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

These are specifics of the recalled product: Winco Foods Frozen Red Raspberries, 12-oz. bag, UPC 0 70552 30501 4, Best Used By Code Feb/13/2021 with lot number 4045902. The Best Used By code is found on the back side of a bag next to the UPC bar code.

Norovirus is a highly contagious virus. Typical symptoms of 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 immuno-compromised persons may develop prolonged or more severe symptoms.

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

Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to destroy it or return it to the store where it was bought for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-824-1706 Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m.  to 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time.