Salad Sold At Walmart Recalled After Consumers Found Dead Bat In Bag

Apr 10, 2017, 00:59
Salad Sold At Walmart Recalled After Consumers Found Dead Bat In Bag

Florida health officials are investigating reports that a prepackaged Fresh Express salad sold at a Wal-Mart store contained a dead bat.

The CDC said the bat was found by two people who had already ate some of the salad.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a media statement that two people there reported eating some of the salad before finding the animal.

A bag of salad mix went a little heavier on the "mix" than the "salad", reports CNN. According to the CDC the people are fine and show no sign of contracting rabies. "CDC recommends that anyone who ate the recalled salad product and found animal material in it contact their health department for evaluation".

Fresh Express says the salads have the production code G089B19 and best-if-used-by date of April 14, 2017 located on the front label.

No other Marketside salads are included in the recall. The product was distributed "exclusively to Walmart stores".

As for the recalled product, it comes in a five-ounce, clear container. Fresh Express salads are not subject to a recall.

The FDA said Walmart and Fresh Express deployed food safety and rapid response teams upon receiving notification of the bat and began working with regulatory authorities to launch "an intensive investigation" of the incident.

On Sunday morning, "Fresh Express" was trending on Twitter, with a few users none too pleased about this distressing bit of news. In manufacturing, additional controls including thorough washing and filtration systems as well as visual inspections that are created to eliminate unwanted debris.