A recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration website Saturday, October 3, 2020, warns shoppers of possible Listeria monocytogenes.
"Country Fresh is extending their voluntary recall issued on October 2, 2020, to include various containers of “Freshness Guaranteed “cut and/or sliced apples, grapes, mangos, pineapples, and cantaloupe distributed by Walmart. 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."
According to the CDC , Listeriosis is a life-threatening infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium (germ) Listeria monocytogenes. The disease primarily affects pregnant women and their newborns, older adults, and people with immune systems weakened by cancer, cancer treatments, or other serious conditions (like diabetes, kidney failure, liver disease, and HIV). Rarely, people without these risk factors are affected.
The recall affects product codes of various fresh fruit items shipped directly to Walmart retail distribution centers and sent to select stores located in AR, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, OK, and TX. The products were packaged in various size clamshell containers (see photos). The “best if used by” dates are between October 3, 2020 and October 11, 2020, and the product images can be found here , while a full list of UPC codes can be found here .
This recall follows one made on October 1, 2020, of watermelon items shipped directly to Walmart and RaceTrac’s retail distribution centers stores in select stores located in Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Texas. The product was packaged in a variety of clamshell containers ( see photos ). The best-if-used by dates of October 2, 3, and 4, 2020, and the SKUs can be found here .