Strangely, this wasn't an April Fools or Halloween surprise: a dead bat was found in a partially-eaten salad in Florida, leading to recalls from Walmart and an investigation into the extraneous animal matter.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Center for Disease Control is assisting with the recall of the Organic Marketside Spring Mix 5-ounce salad packages by Fresh Express, with production code G089B19, and a “Best By” date of Apr. 14, 2017 after two people found decomposing animal flesh of questionable origin in the packaging. The bat was sent to a lab to be tested.
“The deteriorated condition of the bat did not allow for CDC to definitively rule out whether this bat had rabies,” a statement from the CDC read.
If you purchased the tainted salad in question you can call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center toll-free at (800) 242-5472 during the hours of 5 a.m. and 4 p.m for a full refund. As a precaution, Walmart has since removed the product from its shelves. The CDC added that those who may have eaten the salad question are not at risk.
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