Walmart and RaceTrac gas stations in Texas recalled watermelon and other pre-cut fruit due to a risk of Listeria contamination.
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UPDATE: Walmart Expands Fruit Recall for Listeria Risk
On October 3, 2020, Walmart and its supplier, Country Fresh, expanded a fruit recall to include more Freshness Guaranteed® products that contain “cut and/or sliced apples, grapes, mangos, pineapples and cantaloupe” due to a risk of Listeria contamination.
No illnesses were reported when the recall was announced on October 3. Instead, FDA tests found Listeria on equipment near where the recalled fruit products were packaged.
The expanded recall includes products that were sold at Walmart stores in 9 states, including Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri and Oklahoma. They have “best if used by” dates from October 3 to October 11, 2020.
The expanded recall includes the following products:
- APPLE GRAPE TRAY w/ CARMEL 2 lbs 10oz
- GREEN APPLE SLICES 32oz
- MIXED APPLE SLICES 32oz
- RED APPLE SLICES 14oz
- RED APPLE SLICES 32oz
- CANTALOUPE CHUNKS 10oz
- CANTALOUPE CHUNKS 16oz
- SEASONAL FRUIT TRAY 40oz
- SUMMER BLEND 5oz
- TROPICAL BLEND 5oz
- MANGO CHUNK 10oz
- MANGO SPEARS 16oz
- PINEAPPLE GRAPE MANGO BLEND 16oz
- PINEAPPLE CHUNKS 10oz
- PINEAPPLE CHUNKS 16oz
- PINEAPPLE CHUNKS 42oz
- PINEAPPLE SPEARS 32oz
- RED GRAPES 10oz
- SEASONAL BLEND 10oz
- SEASONAL BLEND 32oz
- SEASONAL TRIO 32oz
Walmart & RaceTrac Stores in Texas Recall Watermelon
In October 2020, Walmart and RaceTrac gas stations in Texas recalled watermelon chunks, spears, and mixed fruit bowls with watermelon due to a risk of Listeria.
The recalled watermelon was packaged in a variety of clear plastic clamshell containers and bowls with best-by dates of October 2, 3, and 4, 2020. They were distributed from September 23-25, 2020.
The manufacturer, Country Fresh, recalled watermelon products in 5 states: Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Oklahoma.
No illnesses were reported as of October 1, 2020. The recall was issued after FDA tests detected Listeria on packing equipment for the products.
Walmart Watermelon Recall — List of Products
- Watermelon 10 oz – UPC Code: 681131180672
- Watermelon 32 oz – UPC Code: 681131180672
- Watermelon Chunks 42 oz – UPC Code: 681131180658
- Watermelon Spears 16 oz – UPC Code: 681131180665
- Summer Blend 5 oz – UPC Code: 681131355094
RaceTrac Watermelon Recall — List of Products
- Watermelon 5.5oz – UPC Code: 74641000644
- Melon Trio 5.5oz – UPC Code: 74641031945
Listeria Symptoms & Health Risks
Healthy adults who are infected with Listeria monocytogenes may develop a high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. In some cases, Listeria spreads beyond the intestines to the bloodstream or the brain, resulting in death. Pregnant women who are infected can suffer a miscarriage or stillbirth.
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