Apples, Grapes, Mango At Walmart Recalled For Potential Listeria

Walmart shoppers should check the dates on their fruit. Country Fresh has expanded their voluntary recall on cut fruit sold at Walmart for possible listeria contamination.

As IBT reported last week, a recall was issued for watermelon sold in Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Texas at Walmart and RaceTrac. Country Fresh has now extended their voluntary recall to include more fruits in nine states.

In addition to watermelon, the recall now includes clamshell containers of “Freshness Guaranteed” cut and/or sliced apples, grapes, mangos, pineapples and cantaloupe distributed by Walmart. Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas are affected by the fruit 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,” a press release reads.

The cut fruit being recalled

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Walmart recalls packaged fruit in 9 states for possible Listeria contamination

Oct. 5 (UPI) — Pre-packaged fruit sold by Walmart is being recalled in nine states because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the FDA said.

Country Fresh, which sells products under the Walmart brand, announced a voluntary recall of packages of cut or sliced apples, grapes, mangoes, pineapples, and cantaloupe.

The fruit was shipped to Walmart grocery stores in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, the company said.

Inspectors from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration detected traces of listeria on equipment used in an area near where the fruit was packed, a press release said.

No cases of food poisoning from listeria contamination have been reported in connection with the recalled Walmart fruit products, Country Fresh said.

Listeria is a microscopic organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and people with weakened immune systems, the FDA

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Walmart fruit recalled due to listeria threat

Country Fresh, which packages pre-cut apples, grapes, mangos, pineapples and cantaloupe for distribution to retailers such as Walmart, voluntary recalled the items after the US Food and Drug Administration discovered Listeria monocytogenes on equipment used in an area where the products are packaged.
What is listeria? Everything you need to know

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that is capable of causing serious and potentially fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, according to the FDA.

Healthy people may only suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. However, the FDA warns that it can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recall affects fresh fruit items that were sent to Walmart stores located in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. The “best if used by” dates fall between October 3 and October 11, 2020, the FDA said.

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Watermelon Sold At Walmart, RaceTrac Recalled Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Country Fresh has issued a recall for watermelon sold at select Walmart and RaceTrac stores because it may be contaminated with Listeria.

The affected fruit was sold in watermelon chunks, spears, melon trios, and summer blends. It was shipped directly to Walmart and RaceTrac retail distribution center stores in the states of Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The recalled watermelon was packaged in various clamshell containers with best if used by dates of Oct. 2, Oct. 3, and Oct. 4.

SKU numbers for the recalled watermelon sold at Walmart under the Freshness Guaranteed brand include:

  • 4 x 10-ounce packages with UPC Code: 681131180672
  • 2 x 32-ounce packages with UPC Code: 681131180672
  • 2 x 42-ounce packages with UPC Code: 681131180658
  • 4 x 16-ounce packages with UPC Code: 681131180665
  • FTC 4 x 5-ounce packages with UPC Code: 681131355094

SKU numbers for the recalled watermelon sold at RaceTrac include:

  • 5.5-ounce packages with
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