WinCo Foods Shoppers across the Western U.S. May be Affected by Frozen Red Raspberries Recall
Red raspberries grown by Rader Farms of Bellingham, Washington and sold by WinCo Foods in several western states were recalled on Friday, June 14 because of possible norovirus contamination. The recall was prompted after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found contamination in a sample test. WinCo Foods has removed the frozen berry product from their store shelves.
Frozen red raspberries recall
The recalled raspberries were sold in 12-ounce packages with a “Best By” date of February 13, 2021. They were sold in WinCo stores in the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Arizona, Utah, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Texas.
As of Monday, June 17, there are no reported illnesses due to the recalled berries but symptoms may take several days to appear. Norovirus is highly contagious and most commonly causes vomiting and diarrhea. Other symptoms may include headache, abdominal cramps, nausea, fever, and myalgia. Typically, symptoms resolve within 48 hours but children, the elderly and anyone who is immunocompromised are at greater risk for extended and/or severe symptoms.
What to do if you have purchased and/or consumed the recalled berries
People with the recalled berries should not eat them; instead throw them away or return to the store where they were purchased for a full refund or replacement.
If you think that you may be sick from eating the recalled berries, the FDA recommends contacting your healthcare provider.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-824-1706, Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MST.
Consumers may also call the FDA with food safety questions at 1-888-SAFEFOOD Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST or visit http://www.fda.gov.
Contaminated food personal injury case
The federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illnesses in the United States every year. When a person is seriously injured by contaminated food because of the negligence of another, they may be able to recover damages with the help of a personal injury lawyer.
In order to recover, the plaintiff and his or her personal injury attorney must show that injuries were caused by the contaminated food by providing medical records and calling expert witnesses, that the injuries caused damages such as pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills and that the defendant is legally liable for the accident because of their negligence.
A personal injury attorney is best equipped to determine who the defendant is along the supply chain, gather evidence and build a case. They will also be able to assess the value of your claim and fight for the settlement you deserve.
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