The makers of Fresh Express Salad mixes is working closely with Walmart in recalling their Spring Mix salad kits. The recall includes the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia.
Fresh Express has recalled its Organic Marketside Spring Mix from Walmart stores in the Southeastern United States after customers found a dead bat in one of the packages.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two customers had eaten some of the product before finding the decomposed creature in a 5-ounce clear container.
On Saturday, Fresh Express issued a recall of the products that were sold in a clear plastic container.
The production code was G089B19 and it had a best-if-used-by-date of April 14 on the front label.
‘Upon receiving notification, both Walmart and Fresh Express food safety and rapid response teams, in close coordination with regulatory authorities, acted immediately to review all relevant records, launch an intensive investigation and initiate product removal and recall procedures,’ Fresh Express said.
CDC officials said the salads were only distributed to Walmart stores in the Southeast.
‘Two people in Florida reported eating some of the salad before the bat was found. The bat was sent to the CDC rabies lab for laboratory testing because bats in the United States sometimes have been found to have this disease. The deteriorated condition of the bat did not allow for CDC to definitively rule out whether this bat had rabies,’ the CDC said on its website.
What if it’s not rabies Walmart is worried about? What if it’s something completely different?
People who bought this also bought capes, fangs, diabetes test strips, etc