Dead bat discovered in prepackaged salad mix

A dead bat has been reportedly discovered in a pre-packaged salad mix in Florida.

As such the remains of the dead bat found in the prepacked salad mix was studied by the US health authorities for possible rabies virus.

Further, the Fresh Express company which is a subsidiary of Chiquita Brands announced a precautionary recall of a limited number of cases” of their pre-packaged Organic Marketside Spring Mix, which had been distributed across the southwestern United States.

“Out of an abundance of caution, all salads manufactured in the same production run are being recalled,” Fresh Express said, failing to describe the offending “animal matter”

On the other hand, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it was working with the Florida health department and the US Food and Drug Administration “to support an investigation of a dead bat” found in the prepackaged salad sold at “a grocery store in Florida.”

The carcass of the dead bat allegedly found in the prepackaged salad sold in the grocery store in Florida was noticed to be in poor condition.

However, CDC said that the deteriorated condition of the dead bat did not allow for CDC to definitely rule out whether this bat has rabies, a condition which was allegedly endemic across the United States.

Spokesperson of CDC, Thomas Skinner reportedly said to AFP on Monday that the chances of rabies contagion from a dead animal are very low.



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