Walmart in Florida found a Decomposed Bat Inside the Packet of an Organic Salad [VIDEO]
A regional recall for the organic salad of Fresh Express Organic Marketside Spring Mix was set out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) when a decomposed bat was found inside one of its packets. The salad was brought from a Walmart store in Florida.
A decomposed bat was found inside a bag of salad while two people were already eating half of what's inside of it. The consumers immediately alerted the authorities but the decayed state of the bat prevented a test of whether it is in danger of having rabies.
The organic salad where the bat was found was a product of Fresh Express. The food company issued a limited recall of the salads sold in a clear container with a best-used date of April 14th with the production code G089B19, The Guardian reports.
The Federal Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Health in Florida and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are all involved in the investigation of the case on how the bat found its way into the bag of organic salad.
The Fresh Express Food Safety and Rapid Response Teams, together with a close coordination with Walmart and regulatory authorities, launched an intensive investigation of the case for future avoidance of such incidents, the spokesperson of the company relayed in a statement for the Washington Post.
Although it sounds alarming to find any animal, much more a decomposed bat inside a bag of salad, the company said that people who had eaten the salad and have not found any animal material inside it were not at risk. But the CDC warns that consumers who may have already purchased those included in the recalled products from Walmart, should not consume it and discard it right away.
The couple who alerted the authorities of having the rotten bat inside their packet of greens was recommended for treatment for caution and assurance purposes.