OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Customers from Fresh Thyme grocery stores need to be on the lookout for blackberries sold at stores across the midwest, including stories in Michigan.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has urged consumers in Nebraska, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to discard any fresh blackberries bought from Fresh Thyme between Sept. 9 and Sept. 30.
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