So bad news for all of my Walmart shopping friends. A dead bat was found inside a package of Organic Spring Mix sold at a Walmart in Florida. The bat was partially decomposed and unfortunately the buyer consumed some of the salad before finding the critter.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Florida Department of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are all investigating the incident. While the consumer is being advised to begin treatment for rabies and the bat is being tested by the CDC.
While the recall is mainly for the Southeastern states, I'd play it safe on this one and check the containers you have at home just in case...
The recalled salad:
• is a 5-ounce Organic Marketside Spring Mix sold in a clear container
• has the production code G089B19
• has a best-if-used-by date of April 14, 2017, located on the front label
• has the UPC code 6 8113132897 5, located on the bottom of the container
Southeastern states generally include Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Tennessee and Virginia.
If you’ve bought this salad, throw it away and do not eat it. Take it back to the store for a refund or contact the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at 800-242-5472.
The CDC is not aware of any other reports of “bat material” found in packaged salads. People who have already eaten the recalled salad and did not find "animal material" are not at risk and don't need to contact their health department, the agency added.