Fresh Express recall after dead bat found in salad sold at Walmart

  • Fresh Express recall after dead bat found in salad sold at Walmart

Fresh Express recall after dead bat found in salad sold at Walmart

Two people discovered the dead bat in a package they had purchased at a Florida Walmart. They are now evaluating the two people for the disease, although transmission by eating a rabid animal is extremely uncommon. According to a CDC spokesperson, the lab workers could not determine if the bat was infected with rabies or not because its body was too badly decomposed.

A recall has been issued for a packaged salad sold in Florida after a dead bat was found inside a bag. The Best By date is April. 14, 2017 with production code G089B19. No other Marketside salads are under the recall, and this recall is being done as a precaution.

Upon opening the tightly sealed package, the customer found a dead bat. Because of the risk of rabies, both people have been recommended to begin rabies treatment, and both are in good health, the Herald reported.

Fresh Express sisued the recall after it was notified that animal matter was allegedly found in a single container of salad. A minimal chance of rabies in two people who seem fine pales in comparison to a batch of Listeria-tainted Blue Bell ice cream that sickened people in four states.

The recalled salads were only sold at Walmart stores in the south-eastern United States, and the CDC said that all the remaining salad packages from the relevant lot had been removed from store locations. Walmart has pulled the salad containers involved in the recall from their shelves.

The products were sold exclusively at Walmart stores in the Southeast.

Anyone who already purchased one should not eat it, CDC officials said. Out of an abundance of caution, all salads manufactured in the same production run are being recalled.

In a statement, Fresh Express said it "takes matters of food safety very seriously and rigorously complies with all food safety regulation".