CDC Investigating Dead Bat Found In Walmart Salad

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

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.

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“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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