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Chicken salads, wraps recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

Plastic container wrappers of 'Trader Joe's Field Fresh Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken' are seen in this undated file photo.
November 10, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Glass Onion Catering is recalling 181,620 pounds of grilled chicken salad products.

The products recently sold in eight states, including California, have been preliminarily linked to an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 26 people, federal health officials warned Sunday.

The recall affects the Northern California-based establishment's ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wrap products with fully-cooked chicken and ham, according to the USDA.

The products recalled include:

  • 12 oz. packages of "Delish Pan Pacific Chop Salad"
  • 13.4 oz. packages of "Delish California Style Grilled Chicken Salad"
  • 9.9 oz. packages of "Delish Uncured Applewood Smoked Ham & Cheese Wrap"
  • 10.5 oz. packages of "Delish Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap"
  • 10.9 oz. packages of "Delish Southwestern Chicken Wrap"
  • 11.5 oz. packages of "Delish Greek Brand Low-Calorie Grilled Chicken Wrap"
  • 9.9 oz. packages of "Delish White Chicken Club Wrap"
  • 11.2 oz. packages of "Delish Asian Style Chicken Wrap"
  • 13.4 oz. packages of "Atherstone Fine Foods Southwestern Style White Chicken Wrap with Chimichurri Sauce"
  • 10.5 oz. packages of "Atherstone Fine Foods Asian Style White Chicken Wrap with Mango Vinaigrette"
  • 9.9 oz. packages of "Atherstone Fine Foods Grilled White Chicken Caesar Wrap with Caesar Dressing"
  • 10.7 oz. packages of "Super Fresh Foods California Grilled Chicken Salad, Low Fat Mendocino Mustard Dressing"
  • 10.7 oz. packages of "Lunch Spot Southwestern Style Chicken Wrap, Chile & Lime Dressing"
  • 9.2 oz. packages of "super fresh Foods Pan Pacific Chopped Chicken Salad, Ginger Soy Dressing"
  • 10.7 oz. plastic containers of "Trader Joe's Field Fresh Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken"
  • 11 oz. plastic containers of "Trader Joe's Mexicali Salad with Chili Lime Chicken"

The products were produced between Sept. 23 and Nov. 6 and distributed to stores -- including Trader Joe's and Whole Foods -- in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.

Officials say the products affected have the establishment No. P-34221 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

No deaths have been reported, but 26 case-patients have been identified in three states with E. coli patterns. Fifteen of those case-patients reported consumption of ready-to-eat pre-packaged salads prior to illness onset. An investigation later determined Glass Onion Catering was the supplier of the products implicated in the outbreak.

Symptoms of E. coli infection include bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, dehydration and in severe cases, kidney failure. Most victims recover within a week; however some may develop complications requiring hospitalization.

Young children and the elderly are at most risk of a potentially life-threatening complications that can include kidney failure. The FDA advised anyone experiencing those symptoms to contact a health care provider.

Glass Onion Catering and FDA are working together on the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the recall was urged to contact Tom Atherstone, owner of Glass Onion Catering at (510) 236-8905.

For more information, visit www.fsis.usda.gov.


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