Packaged Fruit Sold at Kentucky, Indiana Walmart Stores Recalled
I honestly need to be more careful and WAY more mindful of recalls when they're announced. No, I haven't gotten sick, or anything, but I do eat a lot of bagged salads.
Earlier this year (good ol' 2020), Fresh Express brand bagged salads were pulled off grocery store shelves due to the possibility that they had been contaminated with cyclospora. First of all, I didn't know what it was (it's a parasite that causes severe diarrhea) but didn't dig too deep since I knew it was BAD and didn't want any part of something with that name in my system.
The FDA says that contamination has come to an end. But I was buying bags of salad right and left. See, I'll get on this kick where I realize I need to be eating more vegetables, so I get these salads and a roasted chicken and go to town. But I hadn't been paying close attention to the brands I was buying. Turns out I was fine, but I really DO need to watch what I'm doing when there's a recall.
We all do.
Now our concerns shift to fruit. We need to make sure that if we're buying packaged fruit, that we don't wind up with the Country Fresh brand.
The FDA is warning of a possible listeria contamination in this brand of packaged fruit that contains sliced apples, mangoes, grapes, pineapples, and cantaloupe.
And I buy that stuff, too.
According to the FDA, listeria is nasty business and "can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems." They've also announced that Walmart locations in Kentucky and Indiana are affected.
Here's the complete list of items under recall--complete with UPC codes and "Best if used by" dates: