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Whole Foods Recalls Grain Salads in Response to Glass Onion E. Coli Cases

In response to the recalls issued by Glass Onion Catering, Whole Foods Market’s Northern California region is recalling ready-to-eat Artichoke Wheatberry Salad and Southwest SooFoo Salads for potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

Customers may have purchased the Artichoke Wheatberry Salad and Southwest SooFoo Salad from the fresh deli case, salad bar and/or in pre-packed pint or half-pint containers in the Prepared Foods department. Both products have been pulled from all venues and carry an expiration date between Nov. 9 and Nov. 13. Four PLUs are associated with these salads:

  • 28563300000- Artichoke Wheatberry Salad
  • 28563400000- Artichoke Wheatberry Salad
  • 28563700000- Southwest SooFoo Salad
  • 28563800000- Southwest SooFoo Salad

The recalled salads were sold in the following 10 of the company’s 40 Northern California stores:

  • Capitola, 1710 41st Ave., Capitola, CA 95010
  • Fremont, 3111 Mowry Ave., Fremont, CA 94538
  • Oakland, 230 Bay Pl., Oakland, CA 94612
  • Lafayette, 3502 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549
  • Los Gatos, 15980 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos, CA 94032
  • Napa, 3682 Bel Aire Plaza, Napa, CA 94558
  • Noe Valley, 3950 24th St., San Francisco, CA 94114
  • Redwood City, 1250 Jefferson Ave., Redwood City, CA 94062
  • San Mateo, 1010 Park Pl., San Mateo, CA 94403
  • Walnut Creek, 1333 Newell Ave., Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Customers who have purchased these products should discard them and may bring in a receipt to any of the above stores for a full refund.

Symptoms of E. coli O157:H7 infection may include abdominal cramps and diarrhea, which is often bloody. Most infected people recover within a week; however, some may develop complications that require hospitalization. Young children and the elderly are at highest risk for a potentially life-threatening complication known as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which includes kidney failure.

To date, 26 illnesses have been reported, but none has been linked to products specifically sold at Whole Foods Market.

© Food Safety News
  • Loren Eaton

    They sure seem to want that radar to ‘detect’ danger in every form of agriculture. I guess that’s their idea of competeing for market share.

  • Kim

    I got food poisoning from whole fds located in oxnard, california on 3/23/2014. I ate a small amount of various salads including a wheat berry one. And later that evening the ride began. I have been waking up, throwing up, weak, body aches, shakes, loose stomache all night.