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 has expiration dates between Oct. 3 and Oct. 11. To see the full list of products and UPC codes to look out for, check out the FDA website. Also, look at Walmart’s list of stores affected by the recall.
Walmart is removing any recalled products from shelves, and customers who already purchased them are advised to discard the possibly contaminated fruit.
Consumers with questions can contact Country Fresh customer service at 1-877-251-8300.