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26 E. Coli Cases in CA, WA and AZ Linked to Salads and Wraps

Glass Onion Catering and Athertone Foods in Richmond, CA, are voluntarily recalling ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wraps that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 which has infected at least 26 patients in California, Washington and Arizona. Based on epidemiological information, 15 of them reported consuming pre-packaged salads prior to illness onset, and a traceback investigation determined Glass Onion Catering was the supplier of the products implicated in the outbreak.

Recalled products containing fully-cooked chicken and ham are regulated by the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and bear the establishment number “P-34221” inside the USDA mark of inspection. FSIS products subject to recall include:

  • 12 oz. packages of  “delish pan pacific chop salad”
  • 13.4 oz. packages of  “delish California style grilled chicken salad”
  • 9.9 oz. packages of  “delish uncured applewood smoked ham & cheese wrap”
  • 10.5 oz. packages of “delish grilled chicken caesar wrap”
  • 10.9 oz. packages of  “delish southwestern chicken wrap”
  • 11.5 oz. packages of  “delish greek brand low-calorie grilled chicken wrap”
  • 9.9 oz. packages of  “delish white chicken club wrap”
  • 11.2 oz. packages of  “delish asian style chicken wrap”
  • 13.4 oz. packages of  “atherstone Fine Foods Southwestern Style White Chicken Wrap with Chimichurri Sauce”
  • 10.5 oz. packages of  “atherstone Fine Foods Asian Style White Chicken Wrap with Mango Vinaigrette”
  • 9.9 oz. packages of  “atherstone Fine Foods Grilled White Chicken Caesar Wrap with Caesar Dressing”
  • 10.7 oz. packages of  “super fresh Foods California Grilled Chicken Salad, Low Fat Mendocino Mustard Dressing”
  • 10.7 oz. packages of  “Lunch Spot Southwestern Style Chicken Wrap, Chile & Lime  Dressing”
  • 9.2 oz. packages of  “super fresh Foods Pan Pacific Chopped Chicken Salad, Ginger Soy Dressing”
  • 10.7 oz. plastic containers of “TRADER JOE’S Field Fresh Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken.”
  • 11 oz. plastic containers of “TRADER JOE’S MEXICALI SALAD with Chili Lime Chicken.”

The products were produced between Sept. 23 and Nov. 6, 2013, and shipped to distributions centers intended for retail sale in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

FSIS and the company are concerned that some products may be in consumers’ refrigerators. Because this is a ready-to-eat product, FSIS advises all consumers to destroy the product.

Additional recalled products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have “Best Buy” dates of Set. 23 through Nov. 14 and include:

Product Description

UPC

Areas Distributed

Retailers

Delish Greek Style Orzo Salad (6.oz)

 Clam Shell

49022 74630

Northern CA

Walgreens

Delish Asian Style Noodle Salad (6. oz)

 Clam Shell

49022 74628

Northern CA

Walgreens

Delish Vegetarian Wrap (11.3oz) Cellophane

49022 55349

Northern CA

Walgreens

Classic Greek Salad (9. oz) Clam Shell

0083 5794

Northern CA Northern NV

Trader Joe’s

Southwestern  Salad Kit (20 Lbs box)

N/A

Northern CA

Whole Foods

Wheat Berry Salad Kit (20 Lbs box)

N/A

Northern CA

Whole Foods

 

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2-8 days (3-4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

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  • https://twitter.com/Clear_Food Clear Food

    You forgot to mention that Glass Onion promotes themselves as “all natural” and “GMO-free.” Yet another example of misleading process-based marketing linked to health inferred benefits of organic, natural and similarly marketed products gone awry.

    • http://www.nurselovesfarmer.com/ Sarah [NurseLovesFarmer.com]

      Guess it’s not the GMO’s that are making everyone sick….turns out it’s the more ‘organic’ products!

      • Loren Eaton

        And we haven’t even started talikng about fungal toxins.

  • Loren Eaton

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…if manure is used in any way (it’ll be interesting to see if it was here or if it was in the processing) it should be disclosed. Doesn’t matter whether it is all natural, GMO free, GMO containing or organic and not so groovy.

  • Vickie

    Reporting in From St. George Utah – we ate at a diner just off the freeway on 11/11/13 and one person in our party had the Taco Salad. By midnight he had a violent attack of food poisoning. Since all members of this party had been eating the same things for several days up until this incident, it was easy to track it to the Taco Salad. The restaurant has been alerted as has the UT Dept of Health. Wonder how many other travelers just don’t report it and deal with it. As we say with cockroaches: if you see one, there are a thousand in the wall…