- Fresh Express is issuing a precautionary recall of a particular salad mix after two people in Florida found a decaying bat inside a container! Both people reported being in good health and the CDC said it is not aware of bat material being found in any other packaged salad. The deteriorated condition of the bat did not allow for CDC to definitively rule out whether this bat had rabies. And, as the CDC points out, transmission through consuming an infected animal is "extremely uncommon".
Fresh Express recalled the Organic Marketside Spring Mix salad manufactured in a clear plastic containers with a best by date of April 14, according to the Food and Drug Administration. All of the remaining packages of salad from the same lot have been pulled from store shelves.
People who have eaten the recalled salad product and did not find animal material are not at risk and do not need to contact their health department. According to the CDC the people are fine and show no sign of contracting rabies.
The recall was necessitated when Fresh Express was notified that extraneous animal matter was allegedly found in a single container of the salad. Fresh Express has recalled the product.
Consumers should not eat the product and should discard it, the announcement said.
No other products are affected by the recall. In manufacturing, additional controls including thorough washing and filtration systems as well as visual inspections that are created to eliminate unwanted debris.