Zucchini Recalled From Walmart Stores in 18 States Due to Salmonella Concerns
Zucchini is the latest food to be subject to a recall. More specifically, organic zucchini grown by Los Angeles-based World Variety Produce, Inc. is being recalled because it may be contaminated with salmonella. The zucchini in question was distributed to select Walmart retail stores in the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Additionally, the recalled zucchini, which is packaged in a clear, wrapped tray and is sold in groups of two, has a UPC Code of 6-81131-22105-4, and the lot #38706503.
This recall was initiated after a single lot of imported organic zucchini tested positive for salmonella as a result of a routine FDA sampling.
While no illnesses have been reported to date, salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
Consumers who have purchased Organic Marketside Zucchini from Walmart are being urged by the FDA to dispose of the recalled product. Customers with questions may contact World Variety Produce, Inc. at 1-800-588-0151.