Frozen blackberry product recalled
Cornerstone Premium Foods has issued a recall of a product containing frozen blackberries due to the potential of Norovirus contamination.
Cornerstone Premium Foods of Syracuse, New York, has issued a recall of a specific lot of product containing frozen blackberries as they may be contaminated with Norovirus.
US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) testing of frozen blackberries was reported to have tested positive for Norovirus.
What is Norovirus?
Norovirus is a highly contagious virus. Consumption of contaminated products may cause acute onset of symptoms of gastroenteritis including severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. 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 more severe symptoms.
Action & advice on recall
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 are continuing to investigate the source of the issue.
Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to destroy or to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. The affected product information can be found on the FDA website.