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Fruit Sold at Walmart Recalled Due to Listeria Fears


Consumers who purchased products with the affected sell-by dates are urged to throw them away. Meanwhile, Walmart is removing the products from its store shelves.

“Country Fresh takes food safety matters very seriously, stringently follows all mandated regulations and implements preventive measures designed to minimize potential risks,” the supplier said in a news release. “Country Fresh is working in close coordination with FDA in its continuing investigation to resolve the matter promptly and deeply regrets the inconvenience to our consumers and customers.”

What is listeria?

Listeriosis, the infection caused by the germ Listeria monocytogenes, primarily affects older adults, newborns, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. It can cause fever and diarrhea, and severe cases can cause infections of the bloodstream or brain. Infections may also affect other parts of the body including bones, joints, chest and abdomen, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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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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