Recall after dead bat found in salad sold at Walmart

Lucy Beni via AP

Lucy Beni via AP

The people who ate the affected salad are being monitored, but are now in good health without any signs of rabies, the CDC said.

The news release referred to "extraneous animal matter", but The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified the matter as a bat.

The CDC said transmission of rabies by eating an infected animal is "extremely uncommon, and the virus does not survive very long outside of the infected animal".

Here's information on the recalled product from the CDC: Fresh Express issued the recall of Organic Marketside Spring Mix on Saturday.

These salads went to Walmart stores in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia as well as Florida. The agency adds that it hasn't heard of any other cases of bat material found in packaged salads.

Fresh Express says anyone who has purchased the recalled product should discard and not consume in. Anyone who already purchased one should not eat it, CDC officials said. Walmart has pulled the salad containers involved in the recall from their shelves. The CDC recommends that anyone who ate the recalled salad product and found animal material in it contact their health department. The product was distributed "exclusively to Walmart stores".

But "out of an abundance of caution", Fresh Express says in a statement, all Organic Marketside Spring Mix salads from that production lot are subject to the recall. In manufacturing, additional controls including thorough washing and filtration systems as well as visual inspections that are created to eliminate unwanted debris.

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