Tracy, CA-based Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. is recalling a long list of products because they may include celery, which could potentially contain E. coli 0157:H7. The recalled products are being recalled “out of an abundance of caution” by Taylor Farms due to a Celery and Onion Diced Blend testing positive for E. coli 0157:H7 in a sample taken by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. The Celery and Onion Diced Blend tested by the state of Montana was used in a Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad that has been linked to a multi-state E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak. Escherichia coli O157:H7 is a bacterium that causes a diarrheal illness, often with bloody stools. Some infected with the pathogen develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.
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