Country Fresh is extending their Oct. 2 recall of watermelon chunks to include various containers of “Freshness Guaranteed“ cut and/or sliced apples, grapes, mangos, pineapples, and cantaloupe sold at Walmart because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The recall affects product codes of items shipped directly to Walmarts in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The recall was issued because Listeria monocytogenes was detected on equipment used in packing this product during a recent FDA inspection.

The product was packaged in a variety of clamshell containers with best-if-used by dates between Oct. 3 and 11, 2020.

UPC Item Description Best if used by:
68113118012 APPLE GRAPE TRAY w/ CARMEL 2 lbs 10oz 10/7/2020 10/8/2020
68113118006 GREEN APPLE SLICES 32oz 10/8/2020 10/9/2020 10/10/2020
68113118007 MIXED APPLE SLICES 32oz 10/8/2020 10/9/2020 10/10/2020
68113118004 RED APPLE SLICES 14oz 10/10/2020 10/11/2020
68113118010 RED APPLE SLICES 32oz 10/8/2020 10/9/2020
68113118014 CANTALOUPE CHUNKS 10oz 10/3/2020 10/4/2020 10/5/2020
68113118015 CANTALOUPE CHUNKS 16oz 10/3/2020 10/4/2020 10/5/2020
68113118023 SEASONAL FRUIT TRAY 40oz 10/3/2020 10/4/2020
68113135509 SUMMER BLEND 5oz 10/3/2020 10/4/2020
68113135510 TROPICAL BLEND 5oz 10/3/2020 10/4/2020
68113118037 MANGO CHUNK 10oz 10/3/2020 10/4/2020
68113118038 MANGO SPEARS 16oz 10/4/2020
68113118039 PINEAPPLE GRAPE MANGO BLEND 16oz 10/3/2020 10/4/2020 10/5/2020
68113118042 PINEAPPLE CHUNKS 10oz 10/3/2020
68113118046 PINEAPPLE CHUNKS 16oz 10/4/2020
68113118043 PINEAPPLE CHUNKS 42oz 10/10/2020 10/11/2020
68113118044 PINEAPPLE SPEARS 32oz 10/5/2020
68113118047 RED GRAPES 10oz 10/4/2020
68113118048 SEASONAL BLEND 10oz 10/3/2020 10/4/2020
68113118049 SEASONAL BLEND 16oz 10/3/2020 10/4/2020 10/5/2020
68113118050 SEASONAL BLEND 32oz 10/5/2020
68113118069 SEASONAL TRIO 32oz 10/3/2020 10/4/2020 10/5/2020

Product photos and the full recall can be viewed here.

The FDA says that Walmart retail stores are removing the recalled product from store shelves and inventories immediately. Customers are advised to discard any of the recalled products immediately and not consume it.

Country Fresh is working in close coordination with the FDA in its continuing investigation to resolve the matter promptly. If consumers have any questions, they can contact Country Fresh customer service at 1-877-251-8300.

About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth.

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