Two separate people find a dead bat in the salad they were eating – a recall has been issued.
We all have that health-nut friend who wields their reusable 'whole foods' tote and rambles endlessly about how dirty your food is – now, I might believe them. According to the Miami Herald, two people in Florida have found a dead bat in the packaged salads they were consuming.
The packaged salad is the Fresh Express Organic Marketside Spring Mix and has been shipped to Wal-Mart stores all over the Southeastern part of the United States. A recall has been issued for the organic spring mix, and no, the dead bat was not confirmed to be 'organic.'
Instead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are testing the bat for rabies, but because the bat had – shall we say began decomposing –
the risk of rabies could not be completely ruled out.
Although the CDC did mention that the risk of contracting rabies is very low, they did recommend that the two people who consumed the salad proceed with rabies treatment just to be cautious. Both people are reported to be in good health so far.
Fresh Express in their recall skirts the term 'bat' in their
statement saying, "Fresh Express was notified that extraneous animal matter was allegedly found in a single container of the salad."
I guess it could've been worse, at least they didn't use the old english term "flittermouse".
Regardless, if you have purchased the five-ounce extra protein packed salad – production code G089B19
, expiration date April 14th, 2017 – from Walmart stores in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, you can bring it back to Walmart.