URGENT! Fruit Sold at Walmart Recalled for Listeria!
If you’ve purchased fruit, then don’t miss this recall! Because, the FDA has warned that certain cut fruit sold at Walmart and RaceTrac stores are contaminated with listeria. This investigation is still going on, and they’ve expanded it already. However, right now this covers nine states in the United States.
What is a Recall?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States are the departments responsible for investigating potential problems with food safety. Of course, from their investigations, they may issue warnings to the public. In other words, a Recall by the FDA or CDC means that the product in question is not safe for the specified reason. Additionally, guidelines and instructions are given for each recall, based on the specific threat at hand. For example, they may warn that consumers should not consume the product. Or, they may suggest that the company responsible is willing to refund the purchase price.
Why is There a Recall?
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 packed. FDA discovered these findings during a recent inspection.
What is Liseria?
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Which Product(s) are Included in this Recall?
Various containers of Freshness Guaranteed-brand cut or sliced apples, grapes, mangos, pineapples and cantaloupe distributed by Walmart. The “best if used by” dates between Oct. 3 and 11, the notice says, noting there have been no reported illnesses from the products to date, according to the FDA.
|UPC||Item Description||Best if used by:|
|68113118012||APPLE GRAPE TRAY w/ CARMEL 2 lbs 10oz||10/7/2020||10/8/2020||–|
|68113118006||GREEN APPLE SLICES 32oz||10/8/2020||10/9/2020||10/10/2020|
|68113118007||MIXED APPLE SLICES 32oz||10/8/2020||10/9/2020||10/10/2020|
|68113118004||RED APPLE SLICES 14oz||10/10/2020||10/11/2020||–|
|68113118010||RED APPLE SLICES 32oz||10/8/2020||10/9/2020||–|
|68113118014||CANTALOUPE CHUNKS 10oz||10/3/2020||10/4/2020||10/5/2020|
|68113118015||CANTALOUPE CHUNKS 16oz||10/3/2020||10/4/2020||10/5/2020|
|68113118023||SEASONAL FRUIT TRAY 40oz||10/3/2020||10/4/2020||–|
|68113135509||SUMMER BLEND 5oz||10/3/2020||10/4/2020||–|
|68113135510||TROPICAL BLEND 5oz||10/3/2020||10/4/2020||–|
|68113118037||MANGO CHUNK 10oz||10/3/2020||10/4/2020||–|
|68113118038||MANGO SPEARS 16oz||10/4/2020||–||–|
|68113118039||PINEAPPLE GRAPE MANGO BLEND 16oz||10/3/2020||10/4/2020||10/5/2020|
|68113118042||PINEAPPLE CHUNKS 10oz||10/3/2020||–||–|
|68113118046||PINEAPPLE CHUNKS 16oz||10/4/2020||–||–|
|68113118043||PINEAPPLE CHUNKS 42oz||10/10/2020||10/11/2020||–|
|68113118044||PINEAPPLE SPEARS 32oz||10/5/2020||–||–|
|68113118047||RED GRAPES 10oz||10/4/2020||–||–|
|68113118048||SEASONAL BLEND 10oz||10/3/2020||10/4/2020||–|
|68113118049||SEASONAL BLEND 16oz||10/3/2020||10/4/2020||10/5/2020|
|68113118050||SEASONAL BLEND 32oz||10/5/2020||–||–|
|68113118069||SEASONAL TRIO 32oz||10/3/2020||10/4/2020||10/5/2020|
What Should You Do?
Examples: Do not eat it. Throw it away. Return to store for full refund. Call if you get sick.