Cornerstone Premium Foods Norovirus Lawyer Update: Frozen Blackberries Recalled Due to Norovirus Concerns.
Cornerstone Premium Foods of Syracuse, New York announced the recall of their Frozen Blackberries product on October 4, 2019. The recall was issued after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that tests on the blackberry products had come back positive for Norovirus. The recall only affected specific 16 oz. Cornerstone Frozen Blackberry products with UPC 8 55104 00765 9, Lot Number GC 1 1092 9, and Expiration Date of April 2021, distributed between 4/2/2019 and 8/7/2019.
The contaminated frozen blackberry products were sold to various retailers in NY, MA, PA, ME, FL, AL, WI, CT, and WV. The FDA and Cornerstone Premium Foods have stated that they will continue to investigate the source of the issue. According to the FDA, no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.
The FDA is urging customers who purchased the contaminated products to destroy them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers with questions about the recall may contact Cornerstone Premium Foods at 1-800-330949.
Norovirus is highly contagious; it is normally contracted through the consumption of food contaminated with the virus. Symptoms associated with norovirus normally include severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea in some less likely cases people are also known to experience low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, and fatigue. Infected individuals usually experience symptoms within 24 to 48 hours of exposure. In most cases people infected with norovirus experience symptoms for up to 60 hours but more prolonged and severe symptoms may develop for young children, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems.
Ron Simon, a national norovirus lawyer, stated “Norovirus is highly contagious and can survive on items an infected person has handled for days or even weeks, so it’s important to be aware of your surroundings, the food you handle, and the presence of any infected persons. Hand washing, using alcohol-based lotions, properly preparing food, and consciously avoiding contact with potentially contaminated objects will greatly reduce the likelihood of contracting a norovirus.”
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