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