Organic Zucchini recalled from Walmart stores in 18 states

Organic Zucchini recalled from Walmart stores in 18 states

Related video above: How to wash fruits and vegetables properlyOrganic zucchini is being recalled at select Walmart stores in 18 states.According to a news release from the US Food and Drug Administration, World Variety Produce, Inc. of Los Angeles has issued a voluntary recall for its organic zucchini because it may be infected with salmonella. The organic zucchini sold under the Marketside brand name was distributed to stores in Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.”The recall was initiated because a single lot of imported organic zucchini tested positive for salmonella as a result of routine FDA sampling,” the news release said.The recall includes two-count packages of zucchini wrapped in clear plastic with case lot number 38706503.Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of salmonella typically include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases, salmonella can enter the bloodstream and cause more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.The FDA advises anyone who purchased the recalled produce to dispose of it.

Related video above: How to wash fruits and vegetables properly

Organic zucchini is being recalled at select Walmart stores in 18 states.

According to a news release from the US Food and Drug Administration, World Variety Produce, Inc. of Los Angeles has issued a voluntary recall for its organic zucchini because it may be infected with salmonella.

The organic zucchini sold under the Marketside brand name was distributed to stores in Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

“The recall was initiated because a single lot of imported organic zucchini tested positive for salmonella as a result of routine FDA sampling,” the news release said.

The recall includes two-count packages of zucchini wrapped in clear plastic with case lot number 38706503.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of salmonella typically include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases, salmonella can enter the bloodstream and cause more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.

The FDA advises anyone who purchased the recalled produce to dispose of it.

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