Pre-Sliced Fruit Recalled From Walmart Stores in 9 States
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Bought produce from Walmart recently?
The Food and Drug Administration has announced that Country Fresh is voluntarily recalling various containers of “Freshness Guaranteed” pre-cut and packaged apples, grapes, mangos, pineapples, and cantaloupe sold at Walmart in nine states.
The recall is a precautionary measure due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes detected on equipment used in an area near where these products are packaged.
The affected products were shipped to various Walmart distribution centers that sent them to Walmart supercenters in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Containers involved in the recall have “best if used by” dates from October 3rd, 2020 to October 11th, 2020. A full list of the products in question can be found on the FDA’s website.
Although Country Fresh has not yet received any reports of individuals getting sick from eating their products, Listeria can cause harmful, sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Listeria symptoms include fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
Walmart has removed these items from their shelves, and anyone who purchased these products from the locations in question is asked to dispose of them safely or return them to the store for a refund. Consumers with additional questions and concerns can contact Country Fresh customer service directly at 1-877-251-8300. They will be available to answer questions Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM CST.