On April 19, 2022, World Variety Produce out of Los Angeles, California, announced a voluntary recall of organic zucchini over fears of Salmonella contamination. Salmonella can be dangerous, especially with vulnerable populations such as the very young and very old.
Aldi and Trader Joe’s are not affected by this recall. Aldi makes no mention of the recall on its recall page, and Trader Joe’s likewise makes no mention of the recall on its recall page. Both companies contract their products from outside companies, so it’s always possible a major brand recall could affect one of them, as it has in the past. That is not the case here.
Instead, the recall primarily affects select Walmart stores in certain states.
You can read the full press release below.
World Variety Produce, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling case lot #38706503 of Organic Zucchini, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
Organic Marketside Zucchini were distributed through select Walmart retail stores in Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Recalled Organic Marketside Zucchini can be identified by the following descriptions:
|Packaging||Clear Overwrap Tray|
|Pack/Weight||2ct / Net Wt. 6oz (170g)|
|Case Lot Number||38706503|
No illnesses have been reported to date.
This recall was initiated because a single lot of imported organic zucchini tested positive for salmonella as a result of a routine FDA sampling.
Consumers who have purchased Organic Marketside Zucchini are urged to destroy and dispose of recalled product. Consumers with questions may contact World Variety Produce, Inc. at 1-800-588-0151, Mon-Fri 7:00 AM–5:00 PM PST.