New York Firm Recalls Blackberries Over Norovirus Risk
October 4, 2019 – Cornerstone Premium Foods, a Syracuse, New York-based establishment, has issued a nationwide recall for 16oz frozen blackberries after tests identified the presence of norovirus, according to an FDA Health Alert issued Friday. Affected products feature the UPC Code 8 55104 00765 9, Lot Number GC 1 1092 9, and an expiration date of April 2021. The recalled blackberries were sold to various retailers in NY, MA, PA, ME, FL, AL, WI, CT, and WV, according to the FDA.
What is Norovirus?
Norovirus is an extremely contagious virus that causes vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal symptoms in humans, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is the most common cause of illness from contaminated food nationwide, with an estimated 20 million infections, and up to 800 deaths, each year in the U.S. Norovirus is named after Norwalk, Ohio, where the first outbreak was recorded in 1968.
- Stomach Pain
CDC recommends taking the following steps to prevent your risk of norovirus:
- Wash your hands often
- Rinse fruits and vegetables
- Cook shellfish thoroughly
- Stay home when sick and for two days after symptoms stop
- Avoid preparing food for others when sick and for two days after symptoms stop
Can I File a Class Action?
Although Schmidt & Clark, LLP, is a nationally recognized class action firm, we have decided against this type of litigation when it comes to blackberry recall lawsuits. Our lawyers feel that if there is a successful resolution to these cases, individual suits, not class actions will be the best way to get maximum payouts to our clients. If you’ve been injured by contaminated blackberry products, we know you’ve suffered emotionally and economically, and want to work with you personally to obtain the maximum compensation for the damages caused by your injuries. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights.
Do I have a Blackberry Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in blackberry recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with a food poisoning illness after eating blackberries that have been recalled, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a blackberry recall suit and our lawyers can help.