Ready-to-Eat Sandwich and Salads Recalled on E. Coli Risk

by Karl Utermohlen | November 11, 2013 2:11 pm

Ready-to-Eat Sandwich and Salads Recalled on E. Coli Risk

A California company is recalling about 181,620 pounds of salads and sandwich wraps after a strain of E. coli was found in some of the company’s products.

USA Today reports[1] that Richmond’s Glass Onion Catering is recalling many of its prepackaged salads and wraps with ham and chicken that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The strain has already caused at least 26 illnesses in three states but the products were distributed to a total of eight states.

The Food and Drug Administration said that most of these products are sold by Whole Foods (WFM[2]), Trader Joe’s and Walgreens. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said that E. coli O157:H7 is “uncommon” in chicken but it appears to have made its way to Glass Onion Catering’s products.

No deaths related to E. coli O157:H7 have been reported but the strain can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps and in some cases a dangerous illness called hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Endnotes:
  1. USA Today reports: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/11/11/e-coli-recall-salads-and-sandwiches/3494869/
  2. WFM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WFM

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