f you get your groceries from Walmart, you'll want to take a closer look at your produce.  There is a widespread voluntary recall on fresh organic zucchini sold at Walmart stores - including those in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

According to details shared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, World Variety Produce, Inc. in California has issued a voluntary recall on case lots of their organic zucchini due to salmonella contamination concerns.  The fresh zucchini product is packaged and sold under the Organic Marketside brand name and labeling at Walmart stores nationwide.

The recall effort was issued by World Variety Produce because a single lot of their organic zucchini tested positive for salmonella as part of a routine sampling done by the Food and Drug Administration.  That positive test result caused the company to recall the produce under an abundance of caution.

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In order to get the produce off of store shelves, the Organic Marketside zucchini products are being pulled from Walmart stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin; additional states that are involved with the recall include Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas.

Here are the specifics related to the recalled zucchini:

  • Store:  Walmart
  • Brand:  Organic Marketside
  • Packaging:  Clear overwrap tray
  • Package weight:  2-count, net weight 6-ounces (170 grams)
  • UPC Code:  6-81131-22105-4
  • Case Lot Number:  38706503

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reminds consumers that salmonella can be a serious infection that can be sometimes fatal in young children, frail or elderly people, or others with weakened immune systems.  Healthy people infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, sometimes bloody stools. nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

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Customers who have the recalled Organic Marketside zucchini from Walmart in their possession are urged to to consume it.  Additional questions can be directed to World Variety Produce, Inc.:   1-800-588-0151.

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