Dead Bat Found in Fresh Express Mix; Packaged Salads Recalled in the South

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First it was e-coli; now it’s dead bats. Is salad low-key dangerous?


On Saturday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that two people get postexposure rabies shots after one of them reported finding a dead bat in a Fresh Express packaged salad mix.

CNN reports that the bat was sent to the CDC after it was found in a bag of Organic Marketside Spring Mix at a Wal-Mart in Florida.

“The deteriorated condition of the bat did not allow for CDC to definitively rule out whether this bat had rabies,” the CDC said in a statement. 

Although the possibility of rabies transmission was extremely low, it is not nil.

Fresh Express has recalled packages of the salad mix that were sold at Wal-Mart stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

The affected product has the production code G089B19 and best-if-used-by date of Apr 14, 2017, on the front label, and UPC code 6 8113132897 5 on the bottom of the container.


On Sunday morning, “Fresh Express” was trending on Twitter, with a few users none too pleased about this distressing bit of news.


Read more at CNN.

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Senior Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.


Where are my keys?

I just bought one of these last night god damn it.