Plus, packaged sushi products sold at major grocery stores are being recalled in 40 states.

Lauren Wicks
March 17, 2020

Winco Foods, a regional grocery chain based in Boise, Idaho, is voluntarily recalling three frozen berry products from stores in 10 states. These products have the potential to be contaminated with norovirus and have been removed from store shelves.

The products under recall are listed as follows:

  • Winco Foods Frozen Blackberries, 16-ounce bag, UPC: 70552-30502, Best By Code Dec/09/2021.
  • Winco Foods Frozen Berry Medley, 16-ounce bag, UPC: 70552-30522, Best By Code Dec/09/2021.
  • Winco Foods Frozen Berry Medley, 16-ounce bag, UPC: 70552-30512, Best By Code Dec/09/2021.

Winco Foods is encouraging consumers located in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, Texas and Utah to dispose of these products immediately, or return them for a full refund.

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Norovirus, also called the stomach bug or flu, is a contagious virus that can cause severe vomiting and diarrhea. Symptoms typically last no longer than 48 hours, although the elderly, children and those with compromised immune systems may experience more severe symptoms for a longer period of time.

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No illnesses have been reported to date. Those with further questions may contact the company at 1-800-824-1706 Monday-Friday between 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. MST.

Additionally, AFC Distribution Corp., a ready-to-eat food supplier, is recalling one variety of its sushi products in 40 states. AFC's Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp (Sushi Ebi) is being recalled for possible Vibrio parahaemolyticus contamination.

Vibrio parahaemolyticus is an illness related to the consumption of shellfish and can cause watery or bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever and headache. Symptoms typically occur within 24 hours upon infection and the illness lasts 1-7 days. Severe illness is rare and generally only found in those with compromised immune systems.

This product was distributed to AFC retail counters in grocery stores, cafeterias and corporate dining centers across the country, including major regional grocers like Publix, Harris Teeter, Shoprite and Ralph's.

AFC Sushi Ebi is being recalled in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, AD, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV and WY. No illnesses have been reported to date.

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AFC says it has ceased using the recalled ingredient, but the company is urging anyone who has this product to discard or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Those with further questions may contact AFC's Recall Team at 866-467-8744 Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PST or by email at recall@afcsushi.com.

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