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Georgia Based Company Recalls Frozen Berries Over Norovirus Potential

The berries were sold at Walmarts across Georgia.

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.

Among the products recalled are bags of berries sold at Walmart locations across Georgia.

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:
16 oz Great Value Frozen Blackberries 078742-431017 Walmart AP1555
GA, FL, NC and SC 1/31-2019 –
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 –

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.

Front Package: Tipton Grove Mixed Berries, Net Wt. 12 oz.

Company Announcement Date:June 20, 2019FDA Publish Date:June 20, 2019Reason for Announcement:


Company Name:Alma PakBrand Name:

Great Value and Tipton Grove

Product Description:

Frozen Blackberries and Frozen Mixed Berries


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