Wal-Mart releases statement about banana


A recent claim swarming social media by a local individual of a banana purchased at the Russellville Wal-Mart tainted with blood caused the ND&L to contact the local store and the corporate offices of Wal-Mart. Leslee Wright, Senior Manager of Corporate Communications at Wal-Mart released a statement concerning the claim. It is as follows:

“Red (blood looking) bananas are due to a phenomenon referred to as “Mokillo” in the banana industry. It is a bacterial growth (Pseudomonas sp.) in the fruit that is harmless to humans.”

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