Apples, Grapes, Mango At Walmart Recalled For Potential Listeria

Walmart shoppers should check the dates on their fruit. Country Fresh has expanded their voluntary recall on cut fruit sold at Walmart for possible listeria contamination.

As IBT reported last week, a recall was issued for watermelon sold in Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Texas at Walmart and RaceTrac. Country Fresh has now extended their voluntary recall to include more fruits in nine states.

In addition to watermelon, the recall now includes clamshell containers of “Freshness Guaranteed” cut and/or sliced apples, grapes, mangos, pineapples and cantaloupe distributed by Walmart. Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas are affected by the fruit recall.

“The recall is a precautionary measure due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes detected on equipment used in an area near where these products are packed. FDA discovered these findings during a recent inspection,” a press release reads.

The cut fruit being recalled

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Grapes, Nuts, and Your Dogs Health – Foods that Fido should Avoid

“Magoo was a big, playful Labrador retriever who often got himself into sticky situations…”

So begins a story in the latest report from the ASPCA on foods that may be toxic to dogs. It turns out that Magoo got into the pantry and snagged himself about a pound of raisins. He ate the whole thing, of course.

The ASPCA never mentions Magoo’s fate. But they do tell us that as little as a handful of raisins can impair a dogs health and has been fatal for some. Ditto for the grape.

Who Knew?

Growing up, I regarded our family dogs as “the first cycle of the dishwasher”. They were good about waiting their turn for whatever we left on our plates, and we weren’t too concerned about offering them “people food”. It never crossed our minds that our dogs health could be affected by a few measly table scraps. What … Read More