The outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to ready-to-eat salad products produced by Glass Onion Catering and sold at Trader Joe’s has ended, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 33 people in four states fell ill, with seven hospitalized. Two patients developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a kidney disease associated with severe E. coli outbreaks. The case count by state ended as follows: Arizona (1 illness), California (28), Texas (1) and Washington (3). Only one new illness had been detected since the last outbreak update on Nov. 21. Illness onset dates ranged from Oct. 13 to Nov. 5, with patients ranging in age from two to 78 years old. Sixty percent of patients were female. Evidence linked the illnesses to two salad products with chicken sold at Trader Joe’s: Field Fresh Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken and Mexicali Salad with Chili Lime Chicken. Persons infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7, by date of illness onset as of December 9, 2013