More than 90 tons of ready-to-eat salads and sandwiches are being recalled from select Trader Joes, Whole Foods (Nasdaq: WFM) and Walgreens stores after 26 people were sickened by E. coli linked to the items.
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Glass Onion Catering and Atherstone Foods, both based in Richmond, California, issued the recalls on the salads and sandwiches containing cooked chicken and ham sold in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. The recall affects products that were produced between Sept. 23 and Nov. 6, 2013, and shipped to distributions centers intended for sale at all three retailers.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that the 26 E. coli illnesses occurred in Arizona, California and Washington. Of those twenty-six patients, 15 reported that they had consumed one of the pre-packaged salads prior to illness.
For more see:
-This Supermarket News article
-This Wall Street Journal article
-This FDA press release
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