4 Walmart Recalls You Need to Know About Right Now
When a new food safety recall is issued, grocery stores are notified about any affected items that could be still sitting on their shelves. To help spread the word, Walmart and other major retailers like Costco act promptly to post notices online about recalled products that were sold inside their stores. Though the impacted products may swiftly disappear from stores after a recall is issued, they may still be lingering in your freezer or kitchen.
As for America's largest grocery store chain, it states on the recall section of its website that "Walmart and Sam's Club are committed to the health and safety of our customers and members and to providing products that are safe and compliant, all supported by our health and wellness, product safety, and food safety professionals. In the event of a product recall, we work swiftly to block the item from being sold and remove it from our stores and clubs."
If you recently went shopping at Walmart, you should check your pantry ASAP. Here is a list of four recalls that you need to know about right now. (Related: When you're finished reading, check out the 6 Best Groceries To Buy At Walmart instead.)
More than 25 different types of prepared muffins are part of a new recall because they could be contaminated with Listeria. Some of these products from Give and Go Prepared Foods (U.S.A) were sold at Walmart stores and Sam's Clubs, according to the company's website.
According to Give and Go Prepared Foods, the issue was discovered as part of the company's environmental monitoring program. No reports of illnesses related to the recall have been received so far. For a full list of the products and their lot codes, click here.
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Packaged Salad Greens
More than 100 Walmart locations sold various packaged leafy green products from BrightFarms that were later recalled because they could be contaminated with Salmonella. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the move came after BrightFarms was notified of "illnesses among eight consumers, some of whom purchased or consumed the above products during the month of June." To view a full list of the Walmart stores involved in the recall, click here.
Tyson Chicken Products
Nearly 9 million pounds of Tyson chicken products have been recalled because they could be contaminated with Listeria. At least three hospitalizations and one death have been linked to the products, according to the USDA. For a full list of the products, click here.
Walmart is also on the list of grocery stores that sold cases of Dole blueberries that were later recalled because they could be contaminated with an intestinal parasite called Cyclospora. The full list of lot codes can be found here.
If you have any of the previously mentioned recalled items, do not consume them. Go to Walmart's website to find out what steps you should take.
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