Recall alert: Dead bat found in salad mix sold at Walmart


A dead bat was found in a container of packaged salad that was sold at Walmart, prompting a recall.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some of the salad had been eaten before the bat was discovered. It has been sent to the CDC rabies lab for testing.

“The deteriorated condition of the bat did not allow for CDC to definitively rule out whether this bat had rabies,” the CDC said.

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Bat found in salad mix prompts recall

In the meantime, Fresh Express has recalled a limited number of cases of Organic Marketside Spring Mix.

The recalled salads were sold in 5-ounce clear containers with the production code G089B19, a best-if-used-by date of April 14, 2017, and the UPC code 6 8113132897 5 located on the bottom of the container.

The product was distributed to Walmart stores in these eight states:

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia

Salad mix recalled

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“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 in a news release.

Anyone who has the recalled salad mix in their refrigerator should throw the product out and contact Fresh Express at 800-242-5472 for a full refund.


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