Recall of Zucchini Sold at Walmart…Possible Salmonella Contamination

The Marketside brand organic zucchini was shipped to Walmart stores in 18 states, including the Midwest states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Testing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that some product was contaminated with Salmonella.

What should consumers do? Check your refrigerators. The company advises consumers who purchased the recalled organic Marketside zucchini to destroy and dispose of recalled product.The recalled zucchini can be identified by the following label information:

Brand Organic Marketside
Packaging Clear Overwrap Tray
Pack/Weight 2ct / Net Wt. 6oz (170g)
UPC Code 6-81131-22105-4
Case Lot Number 38706503

No illnesses had been reported in connection with the recalled organic zucchini. Consumers with questions may contact World Variety Produce Inc. at 800-588-0151.

About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates Salmonella bacteria cause about 1.35 million infections, 26,500 hospitalizations, and 420 deaths in the United States every year. Food is the source for most of these illnesses.

  • Most people who get ill from Salmonella have diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.
  • Symptoms usually begin 6 hours to 6 days after infection and last 4 to 7 days.
  • Most people recover without specific treatment and should not take antibiotics. Antibiotics are typically used only to treat people who have severe illness or who are at risk for it.
  • Some people’s illness may be so severe that they need to be hospitalized.

Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled zucchini and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.