FDA issues recall for fruit sold at Walmart due to listeria concerns

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Some types of packaged fruit sold at Walmart stores, including in Indiana, are being recalled because of potential listeria concerns, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Country Fresh is extending their voluntary recall issued on October 2 to include containers of “Freshness Guaranteed” “cut and/or sliced” apples, grapes, mangos, pineapples and cantaloupe sold at Walmart.

The products were packaged in varying sized shell containers and their “best if used by” dates are between October 3, 2020 and October 11, 2020.

The recall affects products that were shipped to stores in nine states, including Indiana.

Listeria monocytogenes was detected in equipment used in an area near where the products were packaged, the FDA said.

The organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and other with weakened immune systems, the FDA said.

No illnesses have been reported to Country Fresh as of October 3.

Walmart is pulling the recalled product from store shelves.

Visit the FDA’s website for the full list of products included in the recall.

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